Abstract

We report a systematic investigation on nonlinear optical properties of CdSe nanoparticles that are smaller as well as larger than the Bohr radius. Multiphoton absorption and nonlinear refraction properties of CdSe nanoparticles observed with 800nm wavelength and 110femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser are presented. These nonlinear optical studies were undertaken by performing open and closed aperture Z-scan measurements. The four different sizes of CdSe nanoparticles investigated are 5nm, 10nm, 25nm and 400nm. Both the quantum dots 5nm, 10nm sizes (taking the literature value of 10.6nm as the Bohr exciton diameter) show four photon absorption (4PA), while the 25nm and 400nm show the three photon absorption (3PA) properties. All four sizes of CdSe nanoparticles show the positive nonlinear refraction (n2).

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S. M. Ma, J. T. Seo, Q. Yang, R. Battle, H. Brown, K. Lee, L. Creekmore, A. Jackson, T. Skyles, B. Tabibi, S. S. Jung, W. Yu, M. Namkung, "Third-Order Nonlinear Susceptibility and Hyperpolarizability of CdSe Nanocrystals with Femtosecond Excitation," Journal of Korean Physical Society. 48, 1379-1384 (2006).

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2005

2004

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[CrossRef]

C. C. Yang, A. Villeneuve, G. I. Stegeman, and J. S. Aitchison, "Effects of three-photon absorption on nonlinear directional coupling," Opt. Lett. 17, 710-712 (1992).

1990

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[CrossRef]

M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T. H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, "Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 760-769 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

A. Villeneuve, C. C. Yang, P. G. J. Wigley, G. I. Stegeman, J. S. Aitchison, and C. N. Ironside, "Ultrafast all-optical switching in semiconductor nonlinear directional couplers at half the band gap," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 147-149 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett.

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[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

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[CrossRef]

N. Venkatram, R. Sai Santosh Kumar, and D. Narayana Rao "Nonlinear absorption and scattering properties of cadmium sulphide nanocrystals with its application as a potential optical limiter," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 074309, 1-8, (2006).

J. Phys. Chem.

A. P. Alivisatos, "Perspectives on the physical chemistry of semiconductor nanocrystals," J. Phys. Chem. 100, 13226-13239 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Journal of Korean Physical Society.

S. M. Ma, J. T. Seo, Q. Yang, R. Battle, H. Brown, K. Lee, L. Creekmore, A. Jackson, T. Skyles, B. Tabibi, S. S. Jung, W. Yu, M. Namkung, "Third-Order Nonlinear Susceptibility and Hyperpolarizability of CdSe Nanocrystals with Femtosecond Excitation," Journal of Korean Physical Society. 48, 1379-1384 (2006).

Nature Materials

M. Deubel, G. von Freymann, M. Wegener, S. Pereira, K. Busch, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Direct laser writing of three-dimensional photonic-crystal templates for telecommunications," Nature Materials,  3, 444 - 447 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Science

A. P. Alivisatos, "Semiconductor Clusters, Nanocrystals, and Quantum Dots," Science,  271, 933-937 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Semicond. Sci. Technol.

R. A. Morgan, S. H. Park, S. W. Koch, and N. Peyghambarian, ‘Experimental studies of the non-linear optical properties of cadmium selenide quantum-confined microcrystallites," Semicond. Sci. Technol. 5, 544-548 (1990)
[CrossRef]

Other

R. L. Sutherland with contributions by D. G. McLean and S. Kirkpatrick, Handbook of Nonlinear Optics, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, 2003).

G. S. He, Q. Zheng, A. Baev, and ParasN. Prasad, "Saturation of multiphoton absorption upon strong and ultrafast infrared laser excitation," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 083108-1- 083108-6 (2007).

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