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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1833–1838

Broadband optical limiting and two-photon absorption properties of colloidal GaAs nanocrystals

Quanshui Li, Chunling Liu, Zhengang Liu, and Qihuang Gong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 1833-1838 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.001833


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Abstract

GaAs nanocrystals have been prepared by a mechanical ball milling technique. The optical limiting properties of colloidal ethanol suspensions of these crystals were investigated by use of a nanosecond optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Nd:YAG system. Not only at a wavelength of 1064 nm but also in the 490–670 nm visible region, colloidal GaAs nanocrystals with a concentration of 0.023 mg/mL exhibit strong optical limiting performance, which is better than that of C60 in toluene with the same linear transmittance at a wavelength of 532 nm. Two-photon absorption is regarded as the dominant mechanism for this technique, and the two-photon absorption coefficients of GaAs nanocrystals are estimated to be 5.6 and 21.1–37.0 cm/GW in the near-infrared and visible regions, respectively.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2005
Published: March 21, 2005

Citation
Quanshui Li, Chunling Liu, Zhengang Liu, and Qihuang Gong, "Broadband optical limiting and two-photon absorption properties of colloidal GaAs nanocrystals," Opt. Express 13, 1833-1838 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-6-1833


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