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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 700–710

Broadband three-photon absorption spectra of platinum acetylide complexes

Marcelo G. Vivas, Erick Piovesan, Daniel L. Silva, Thomas M. Cooper, Leonardo De Boni, and Cleber R. Mendonca  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 700-710 (2011)

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We investigate the three-photon absorption spectra of four platinum acetylides complexes employing femtosecond pulses. We observed strong three-photon absorption cross-section in the near-infrared region (from 850 nm to 1200 nm). The three-photon absorption (3PA) spectra present resonance enhancement effect as two photons of the excitation wavelength approach the lower two-photon allowed states of the molecules as well as a 3PA allowed band around 1180 nm. The 3PA cross-section spectra were interpreted using the sum-over-essential-states approach, considering a three-energy-level diagram.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optical Materials

Original Manuscript: May 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2011
Published: July 22, 2011

Marcelo G. Vivas, Erick Piovesan, Daniel L. Silva, Thomas M. Cooper, Leonardo De Boni, and Cleber R. Mendonca, "Broadband three-photon absorption spectra of platinum acetylide complexes," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 700-710 (2011)

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