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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7511–7520

Transient thermal effect, nonlinear refraction and nonlinear absorption properties of graphene oxide sheets in dispersion

Xiao-Liang Zhang, Zhi-Bo Liu, Xiao-Chun Li, Qiang Ma, Xu-Dong Chen, Jian-Guo Tian, Yan-Fei Xu, and Yong-Sheng Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7511-7520 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.007511


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Abstract

The nonlinear refraction (NLR) properties of graphene oxide (GO) in N, N-Dimethylformamide (DMF) was studied in nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond time regimes by Z-scan technique. Results show that the dispersion of GO in DMF exhibits negative NLR properties in nanosecond time regime, which is mainly attributed to transient thermal effect in the dispersion. The dispersion also exhibits negative NLR in picosecond and femtosecond time regimes, which are arising from sp2- hybridized carbon domains and sp3- hybridized matrix in GO sheets. To illustrate the relations between NLR and nonlinear absorption (NLA), NLA properties of the dispersion were also studied in nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond time regimes.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2013
Published: March 19, 2013

Citation
Xiao-Liang Zhang, Zhi-Bo Liu, Xiao-Chun Li, Qiang Ma, Xu-Dong Chen, Jian-Guo Tian, Yan-Fei Xu, and Yong-Sheng Chen, "Transient thermal effect, nonlinear refraction and nonlinear absorption properties of graphene oxide sheets in dispersion," Opt. Express 21, 7511-7520 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-6-7511


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