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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 25928–25935

Enhanced nonlinear optical responses in donor-acceptor ionic complexes via photo induced energy transfer

Venkatesh Mamidala, Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Janardhan Balapanuru, Kian Ping Loh, Qing-Hua Xu, and Wei Ji  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 25928-25935 (2010)

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By complexion of donor and acceptor using ionic interactions, the enhanced nonlinear optical responses of donor-acceptor ionic complexes in aqueous solution were studied with 7-ns laser pulses at 532 nm. The optical limiting performance of negatively charged gold nanoparticles or graphene oxide (Acceptor) was shown to be improved significantly when they were mixed with water-soluble, positively-charged porphyrin (Donor) derivative. In contrast, no enhancement was observed when mixing with negatively-charged porphyrin. Transient absorption studies of the donor-acceptor complexes confirmed that the addition of energy transfer pathway were responsible for excited-state deactivation, which results in the observed enhancement. Fluence, angle-dependent scattering and time correlated single photon counting measurements suggested that the enhanced nonlinear scattering due to faster nonradiative decay should play a major role in the enhanced optical limiting responses.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2010
Published: November 26, 2010

Venkatesh Mamidala, Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Janardhan Balapanuru, Kian Ping Loh, Qing-Hua Xu, and Wei Ji, "Enhanced nonlinear optical responses in donor-acceptor ionic complexes via photo induced energy transfer," Opt. Express 18, 25928-25935 (2010)

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