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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 496–500

The dielectric function of PbS quantum dots in a glass matrix

Iwan Moreels, Detlef Kruschke, Peter Glas, and Jens W. Tomm  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp. 496-500 (2012)

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The dielectric function of PbS quantum dots (Qdots) with diameters of 3.5-5.0 nm in glass matrix is determined from transmission measurements by Maxwell-Garnett effective medium theory combined with iterative Kramers-Kronig analysis. The algorithm used provides real and imaginary part of the dielectric function in the 200-1800 nm spectral range, for both Qdot-doped glasses as well as the PbS Qdots alone. The latter data are compared with the results obtained from colloidal PbS quantum dots and, within the limits of the experimental error, agreement is found.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4530) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical constants
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: December 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2012
Published: April 2, 2012

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