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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1995
  • pp: 973–975

Investigation of tetrabenzporphyrin by the Z-scan technique

Gary L. Wood, Mary J. Miller, and Andrew G. Mott  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 973-975 (1995)

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The nonlinear transmission of tetrabenzporphyrin dissolved in tetrahydrofuran was measured with the Z-scan technique at 532 nm with nanosecond pulses. The excited-state absorption cross section, the excited-state refractive-index cross section, and the linear and nonlinear absorption contributing to a thermal index change have been determined. To our knowledge, the excited-state cross section and its effective ratio to the ground-state cross section are the largest values reported to date.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 31, 1994
Published: May 1, 1995

Gary L. Wood, Mary J. Miller, and Andrew G. Mott, "Investigation of tetrabenzporphyrin by the Z-scan technique," Opt. Lett. 20, 973-975 (1995)

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