Abstract

We present the study of optical limiting in iron oxide nanoparticles of diameters 31, 44, and 61 nm dispersed in toluene under exposure to nanosecond laser pulses at 532 nm. In the low fluence region smaller size nanoparticles show better optical limiting compared to larger size nanoparticles while in the high fluence region all the three samples show same limiting performance. Experimental results were compared with the well reported limiter fullerene C60 dissolved in toluene. Iron oxide nanoparticles show better optical limiting compared to C60 in the intermediate fluence region and comparable performance in the high fluence region. The pico-second Z-scan studies indicate that the contribution of electronic nonlinear refractive index and the two-photon absorption to the optical limiting is negligible. Our observations further indicate that the dominant mechanism for the optical limiting in iron oxide nanoparticles is nonlinear scattering.

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R. B. Martin, M. J. Meziani, P. Pathak, J. E. Riggs, D. E. Cook, S. Perera, and Y. P. Sun, “Optical limiting of silver-containing nanoparticles,” Opt. Mat. 29, 788–793 (2007).
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[Crossref]

A. S. Alverez, E. Bjorkman, C. Lopes, A. Eriksson, S. Svensson, and M. Muhammed, “Synthesis and nonlinear light scattering of microemulsions and nanoparticle suspensions,” J. Nano. Res. 9, 647–652 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

G. Wang and W. Sun, “Optical limiting of gold nanoparticle aggregates induced by electrolytes,” J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 20901–20905 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

A. K. Gupta and M. Gupta, “Synthesis and surface engineering of iron oxide nanoparticles for biomedical applications,” Biomaterials 26, 3995–4021 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2004 (3)

W. Jia, E. P. Douglas, F. Guo, and W. Suna, “Optical limiting of semiconductor nanoparticles for nanosecond laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 6326–63268 (2004).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

T. S. Ong, S. S. Lee, L. H. Van, M. H. Hong, and T. H. Chong, “Optical limiting properties of silver nanoparticles fabricated by laser ablation,” Proc. SPIE 5662, 67–70 (2004).
[Crossref]

2003 (6)

K. P. Unnikrishnan1, V. P. N. Nampoori1, V. Ramakrishnan, M. Umadevi, and C. P. G. Vallabhan, “Nonlinear optical absorption in silver nanosol,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 36, 1242–1245 (2003).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

A. A. Novakova, V. Y. Lanchinskayaa, A. V. Volkova, T. S. Gendlerb, T. Y. Kiselevaa, M. A. Moskvinaa, and S. B. Zezin, “Magnetic properties of polymer nanocomposites containing iron oxide nanoparticles,” J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 258–259, 354–357 (2003).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

W. Wang, G. Yang, Z. Chen, Y. Zhou, H. Lu, and G. Yang, “Nonlinear optical properties of Fe/BaTiO3 composite thin films prepared by two-target pulsed-laser deposition,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1342–1345 (2003).
[Crossref]

S. K. Tiwari, M. P. Joshi, S. Nath, and S. C. Mehendale, “Salt-induced aggregation and enhanced optical limiting in carbon-black suspensions,” J. Non. Opt. Phys. Mat. 12, 335–339 (2003).
[Crossref]

2002 (4)

G. S. Maciel, N. Rakov, and Cid B. de Araújo, “Enhanced optical limiting performance of a nonlinear absorber in a solution containing scattering nanoparticles,” Opt. Lett. 27, 740–742 (2002)
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

W. U. Huynh, J. J. Dittmer, and A. P. Alivisatos, “Hybrid nanorod-polymer solar cells,” Science 29, 2425–2427 (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (3)

J. T. Lue, “A review of characterization and physical property studies of metallic nanoparticles,” J. Phys. Chem. Solids 62, 1599–1612 (2001).
[Crossref]

L. Guo, Q. Huang, X. Li, and S. Yang, “Iron nanoparticles: Synthesis and applications in surface enhanced Raman scattering and electrocatalysis,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 3, 1661–1665 (2001).
[Crossref]

A. Curtis and C. Wilkinson, “Nantotechniques and approaches in biotechnology,” Trends Biotech. 19, 97–101 (2001).
[Crossref]

2000 (3)

B. Yu, C. Zhu, and F. Gan, “Large nonlinear optical properties of Fe2O3 nanoparticles,” Physica E 8, 360–364 (2000).
[Crossref]

L. François, M. Mostafavi, J. Belloni, J. F. Delouis, J. Delaire, and P. Feneyron, “Optical limitation induced by gold clusters. Size Effect,” J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 6133–6137 (2000).
[Crossref]

S. R. Mishra, H. S. Rawat, S. C. Mehendale, K. C. Rustagi, A. K. Sood, R. Bandyopadhyay, A. Govindaraj, and C. N. R. Rao, “Optical limiting in single-walled carbon nanotube suspensions,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 317, 510–514 (2000).
[Crossref]

1999 (4)

P. Chen, X. Wu, X. Sun, J. Lin, W. Ji, and K. L. Tan, “Electronic structure and optical limiting behavior of carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2548–2551 (1999)
[Crossref]

M. C. Roco, “Nanoparticles and nanotechnology research,” J. Nanoparticle Res. 1, 1–6, (1999).
[Crossref]

Y. P. Sun, J. E. Riggs, H. W. Rollins, and R. Guduru, “Strong optical limiting of silver-containing nanocrystalline particles in stable suspensions,” J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 77–82 (1999).
[Crossref]

L. Babes, B. Denizot1, G. Tanguy, J. L. Jeune, and P. Jallet, “Synthesis of iron oxide noparticles used as MRI contrast agents: A parametric study,” J. Colloidal Interface Sci. 212, 474–482 (1999)
[Crossref]

1998 (1)

W. X. Zhang, C. B. Wang, and H. L. Lien, “Treatment of chlorinated organic contaminants with nanoscale bimetallic particles,” Catalyst. Today 40, 387–395 (1998).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

B. Yu, C. Zhu, F. Gan, X. Wu, G. Zhang, G. Tang, and W. Chen, “Optical nonlinearities of Fe2O3 nanoparticles investigated by Z-scan technique,” Opt. Mat. 8, 249–254 (1997)
[Crossref]

1996 (2)

S. R. Mishra, H. S. Rawat, M. P. Joshi, and S. C. Mehendale, “On the contribution of nonlinear scattering to optical limiting in C60 solution,” Appl. Phys. A 63, 223–226 (1996)

S. Couris, E. Koudoumas, F. Dong, and S. Leach, “Sub-picosecond studies of the third-order optical nonlinearities of C60 toluene solutions,” J. Phys. B 29, 5033–5041 (1996).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

1993 (2)

M. P. Joshi, S. R. Mishra, H. S. Rawat, S. C. Mehendale, and K. C. Rustagi, “Investigation of optical limiting in C60 solution,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 1763–1765 (1993).
[Crossref]

L. W. Tutt and T. F. Boggess, “A review of optical limiting mechanisms and devices using organics, fullerenes, semiconductors and other materials,” Prog. Quantum. Electron. 17, 299–338 (1993).
[Crossref]

1992 (1)

Alivisatos, A. P.

W. U. Huynh, J. J. Dittmer, and A. P. Alivisatos, “Hybrid nanorod-polymer solar cells,” Science 29, 2425–2427 (2002).
[Crossref]

Alverez, A. S.

A. S. Alverez, E. Bjorkman, C. Lopes, A. Eriksson, S. Svensson, and M. Muhammed, “Synthesis and nonlinear light scattering of microemulsions and nanoparticle suspensions,” J. Nano. Res. 9, 647–652 (2007).
[Crossref]

Babes, L.

L. Babes, B. Denizot1, G. Tanguy, J. L. Jeune, and P. Jallet, “Synthesis of iron oxide noparticles used as MRI contrast agents: A parametric study,” J. Colloidal Interface Sci. 212, 474–482 (1999)
[Crossref]

Bandyopadhyay, R.

S. R. Mishra, H. S. Rawat, S. C. Mehendale, K. C. Rustagi, A. K. Sood, R. Bandyopadhyay, A. Govindaraj, and C. N. R. Rao, “Optical limiting in single-walled carbon nanotube suspensions,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 317, 510–514 (2000).
[Crossref]

Belloni, J.

L. François, M. Mostafavi, J. Belloni, J. F. Delouis, J. Delaire, and P. Feneyron, “Optical limitation induced by gold clusters. Size Effect,” J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 6133–6137 (2000).
[Crossref]

Bezdicka, P.

D. Hradila, T. Grygara, J. Hradilová, and P. Bezdicka, “Clay and iron oxide pigments in the history of painting,” Appl. Clay Sci. 22, 223–236 (2003).
[Crossref]

Bhalerao, G. M.

G. M. Bhalerao, A. K. Sinha, and A. K. Srivastava, “Synthesis of monodispersed α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles using ferrocene as a novel precursor,” International conference on Nanoscience and Technology, 27–29 Feb. 2008, India.

Bjorkman, E.

A. S. Alverez, E. Bjorkman, C. Lopes, A. Eriksson, S. Svensson, and M. Muhammed, “Synthesis and nonlinear light scattering of microemulsions and nanoparticle suspensions,” J. Nano. Res. 9, 647–652 (2007).
[Crossref]

Blau, W. J.

S. M. King, S. Chaure, J. Doyle, A. Coli, A. C. Ferrari, and W. J. Blau, “Scattering induced optical limiting in Si/SiO2 nanostructure dispersions,” Opt. Commun. 276, 305–309 (2007).
[Crossref]

S. M. O’Flaherty, R. Murphy, S. V. Hold, M. Cadek, J. N. Coleman, and W. J. Blau, “Material investigation and optical limiting properties of carbon nanotube and nanoparticle dispersions,” J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 958–964 (2003).
[Crossref]

Boggess, T. F.

L. W. Tutt and T. F. Boggess, “A review of optical limiting mechanisms and devices using organics, fullerenes, semiconductors and other materials,” Prog. Quantum. Electron. 17, 299–338 (1993).
[Crossref]

Cadek, M.

S. M. O’Flaherty, R. Murphy, S. V. Hold, M. Cadek, J. N. Coleman, and W. J. Blau, “Material investigation and optical limiting properties of carbon nanotube and nanoparticle dispersions,” J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 958–964 (2003).
[Crossref]

Chang, Q.

Y. Gao, Q. Chang, H. Ye, W. Jiao, Y. Li, Y. Wang, Y. Song, and D. Zhu, “Size effect of optical limiting in gold nanoparticles,” Chem. Phys. 336, 99–102 (2007).
[Crossref]

Chaure, S.

S. M. King, S. Chaure, J. Doyle, A. Coli, A. C. Ferrari, and W. J. Blau, “Scattering induced optical limiting in Si/SiO2 nanostructure dispersions,” Opt. Commun. 276, 305–309 (2007).
[Crossref]

Chen, G. X.

G. X. Chen, M. H. Hong, T. C. Chong, H. I. Elim, G. H. Ma, and W. Ji, “Preparation of carbon nanoparticles with strong optical limiting properties by laser ablation in water,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 1455–1459 (2004).
[Crossref]

Chen, P.

P. Chen, X. Wu, X. Sun, J. Lin, W. Ji, and K. L. Tan, “Electronic structure and optical limiting behavior of carbon nanotubes,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2548–2551 (1999)
[Crossref]

Chen, W.

B. Yu, C. Zhu, F. Gan, X. Wu, G. Zhang, G. Tang, and W. Chen, “Optical nonlinearities of Fe2O3 nanoparticles investigated by Z-scan technique,” Opt. Mat. 8, 249–254 (1997)
[Crossref]

Chen, Z.

Chong, T. C.

G. X. Chen, M. H. Hong, T. C. Chong, H. I. Elim, G. H. Ma, and W. Ji, “Preparation of carbon nanoparticles with strong optical limiting properties by laser ablation in water,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 1455–1459 (2004).
[Crossref]

Chong, T. H.

T. S. Ong, S. S. Lee, L. H. Van, M. H. Hong, and T. H. Chong, “Optical limiting properties of silver nanoparticles fabricated by laser ablation,” Proc. SPIE 5662, 67–70 (2004).
[Crossref]

Coleman, J. N.

S. M. O’Flaherty, R. Murphy, S. V. Hold, M. Cadek, J. N. Coleman, and W. J. Blau, “Material investigation and optical limiting properties of carbon nanotube and nanoparticle dispersions,” J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 958–964 (2003).
[Crossref]

Coli, A.

S. M. King, S. Chaure, J. Doyle, A. Coli, A. C. Ferrari, and W. J. Blau, “Scattering induced optical limiting in Si/SiO2 nanostructure dispersions,” Opt. Commun. 276, 305–309 (2007).
[Crossref]

Cook, D. E.

R. B. Martin, M. J. Meziani, P. Pathak, J. E. Riggs, D. E. Cook, S. Perera, and Y. P. Sun, “Optical limiting of silver-containing nanoparticles,” Opt. Mat. 29, 788–793 (2007).
[Crossref]

Couris, S.

S. Couris, E. Koudoumas, F. Dong, and S. Leach, “Sub-picosecond studies of the third-order optical nonlinearities of C60 toluene solutions,” J. Phys. B 29, 5033–5041 (1996).
[Crossref]

Curtis, A.

A. Curtis and C. Wilkinson, “Nantotechniques and approaches in biotechnology,” Trends Biotech. 19, 97–101 (2001).
[Crossref]

de Araújo, Cid B.

Delaire, J.

L. François, M. Mostafavi, J. Belloni, J. F. Delouis, J. Delaire, and P. Feneyron, “Optical limitation induced by gold clusters. Size Effect,” J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 6133–6137 (2000).
[Crossref]

Delouis, J. F.

L. François, M. Mostafavi, J. Belloni, J. F. Delouis, J. Delaire, and P. Feneyron, “Optical limitation induced by gold clusters. Size Effect,” J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 6133–6137 (2000).
[Crossref]

Denizot1, B.

L. Babes, B. Denizot1, G. Tanguy, J. L. Jeune, and P. Jallet, “Synthesis of iron oxide noparticles used as MRI contrast agents: A parametric study,” J. Colloidal Interface Sci. 212, 474–482 (1999)
[Crossref]

Dittmer, J. J.

W. U. Huynh, J. J. Dittmer, and A. P. Alivisatos, “Hybrid nanorod-polymer solar cells,” Science 29, 2425–2427 (2002).
[Crossref]

Dong, F.

S. Couris, E. Koudoumas, F. Dong, and S. Leach, “Sub-picosecond studies of the third-order optical nonlinearities of C60 toluene solutions,” J. Phys. B 29, 5033–5041 (1996).
[Crossref]

Douglas, E. P.

W. Jia, E. P. Douglas, F. Guo, and W. Suna, “Optical limiting of semiconductor nanoparticles for nanosecond laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 6326–63268 (2004).
[Crossref]

Doyle, J.

S. M. King, S. Chaure, J. Doyle, A. Coli, A. C. Ferrari, and W. J. Blau, “Scattering induced optical limiting in Si/SiO2 nanostructure dispersions,” Opt. Commun. 276, 305–309 (2007).
[Crossref]

Elim, H. I.

G. X. Chen, M. H. Hong, T. C. Chong, H. I. Elim, G. H. Ma, and W. Ji, “Preparation of carbon nanoparticles with strong optical limiting properties by laser ablation in water,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 1455–1459 (2004).
[Crossref]

Eriksson, A.

A. S. Alverez, E. Bjorkman, C. Lopes, A. Eriksson, S. Svensson, and M. Muhammed, “Synthesis and nonlinear light scattering of microemulsions and nanoparticle suspensions,” J. Nano. Res. 9, 647–652 (2007).
[Crossref]

Feneyron, P.

L. François, M. Mostafavi, J. Belloni, J. F. Delouis, J. Delaire, and P. Feneyron, “Optical limitation induced by gold clusters. Size Effect,” J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 6133–6137 (2000).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) SEM Image and (b) Absorption spectra of 31 nm size iron oxide nano-particles (solid line), toluene (dotted line) and fullerene C60 (dashed line).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Variation in transmission of laser beam at 532 nm with variation in input fluence in geometry (i) for iron oxide nanoparticles of 31 nm (circles), 44 nm (stars) and 61 nm (triangles) and for C60 (Squares).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Variation in transmission of laser beam at 532 nm with variation in input fluence in geometry (ii) for iron oxide nanoparticles of 31 nm (circles), 44 nm (stars) and 61 nm (triangles) and for C60 (Squares).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Variation of normalized scattered signal in the backward direction with variation in input fluence for iron oxide nanoparticles of 44 nm (squares), C60 (triangles) and pure toluene (circles). The crosses represent the scattering from iron oxide nanoparticles when each laser pulse is exposed to fresh position in the sample.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) Polar plot of scattering signal (arbitrary units) as a function of angular position of the detecting photo diode for iron oxide nanoparticles (squares), C60(plus sign) and toluene (triangles) (b) magnified view of part of the plot.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Time profiles of input (dashed line) and output (solid line) pulses in (a) iron oxide nanoparticle sample and (b) C60.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Open (squares) and Closed (circles) aperture Z-scan profiles for iron oxide nanoparticle solution in toluene with nanosecond laser pulses.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Closed aperture Z-scan for (a) iron oxide nanoparticle solution in toluene and (b) for pure toluene with picosecond pulses. Squares are the experimental data points and solid lines are theoretically fitted curves.

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