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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 20 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 12818–12833

Multi-photon excitation properties of CdSe quantum dots solutions and optical limiting behavior in infrared range

Guang S. He, Ken-Tye Yong, Qingdong Zheng, Yudhisthira Sahoo, Alexander Baev, Aleksandr I. Ryasnyanskiy, and Paras N. Prasad  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 20, pp. 12818-12833 (2007)

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Multi-photon absorption and excitation properties of CdSe quantum dots in hexane with different dot-sizes have been investigated. The two- and three-photon absorption (2PA and 3PA) coefficients were measured by using ~160-fs laser pulses at wavelengths of ~775-nm and ~1300-nm, respectively. The dependence of one-, two- and three-photon induced fluorescence spectra as well as their double-exponential decay on the dot-sizes was studied. Based on the fluorescence emission spectra and temporal decay constants for a given sample solution excited by one-, two-and three-photon absorption, it can be concluded that the transition pathways for fluorescence emission and decay under one-, two- and three-photon excitation are nearly identical. The optical power limiting capabilities based on 2PA and 3PA mechanisms are demonstrated separately. In addition, a saturation behavior of 3PA at ~1300 nm was observed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2007
Published: September 21, 2007

Guang S. He, Ken-Tye Yong, Qingdong Zheng, Yudhisthira Sahoo, Alexander Baev, Aleksandr I. Ryasnyanskiy, and Paras N. Prasad, "Multi-photon excitation properties of CdSe quantum dots solutions and optical limiting behavior in infrared range," Opt. Express 15, 12818-12833 (2007)

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