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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18253–18259

Experimental retrieval of the kinetic parameters of a dye in a solid film

Jan Trieschmann, Shumin Xiao, Ludmila J. Prokopeva, Vladimir P. Drachev, and Alexander V. Kildishev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18253-18259 (2011)

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Effects of a solid matrix on the dye kinetic parameters for Rh800 were experimentally studied. Saturation intensity dependencies were measured with a seeding pulse amplification method using a picosecond and a femtosecond white light supercontinuum source. The kinetic parameters were obtained by fitting experimental dependencies with Yee’s finite-difference time-domain model coupled to the rate equations of the 4-level Rh800-system. The comparison of these parameters (Rh800-solid host) with liquid host parameters revealed a slight change of the radiative lifetime and a strong change of the non-radiative decay rate. This experimentally determined model enables predictive simulations of time-domain responses of active metamaterials.

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(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: May 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2011
Published: September 2, 2011

Jan Trieschmann, Shumin Xiao, Ludmila J. Prokopeva, Vladimir P. Drachev, and Alexander V. Kildishev, "Experimental retrieval of the kinetic parameters of a dye in a solid film," Opt. Express 19, 18253-18259 (2011)

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