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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1486–1490

Optical-limiting response of rare-earth metallo-phthalocyanine-doped copolymer matrix

B. Aneeshkumar, Pramod Gopinath, C. P. G. Vallabhan, V. P. N. Nampoori, P. Radhakrishnan, and Jayan Thomas  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 1486-1490 (2003)

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The nanosecond optical-limiting characteristics (at 532 nm) of some rare-earth metallo-phthalocyanines (Sm(Pc)2,Eu(Pc)2, and LaPc) doped in a copolymer matrix of poly(methyl methacrylate) and methyl-2-cyanoacrylate have been studied for the first time to our knowledge. The optical-limiting response is attributed to reverse saturable absorption due to excited-state absorption. The performance of LaPc in a copolymer host is studied at different linear transmissions. The laser damage thresholds of all the samples are also reported.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials

B. Aneeshkumar, Pramod Gopinath, C. P. G. Vallabhan, V. P. N. Nampoori, P. Radhakrishnan, and Jayan Thomas, "Optical-limiting response of rare-earth metallo-phthalocyanine-doped copolymer matrix," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1486-1490 (2003)

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