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Sol-gel synthesis and nonlinear optical transmission in Zn(1–x)Mg(x)O (x<=0.2) thin films

Sandeep, C. S. Suchand and Philip, Reji and Satheeshkumar, R. and Kumar, V. (2006) Sol-gel synthesis and nonlinear optical transmission in Zn(1–x)Mg(x)O (x<=0.2) thin films. Applied Physics Letters, 89 (6). 063102. ISSN 00036951

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Abstract

Nanocrystalline Zn1–xMgxO thin films with an average particle diameter of 60 nm have been deposited on glass substrates using a sol-gel spin-coating technique. Within the range of compositions, 0<=x<=0.20, the optical band gap could be tuned between 3.40 and 3.83 eV. The nonlinear optical transmission in the visible spectral region is investigated using ultrafast (100 fs) and short (7 ns) laser pulses at off-resonant wavelengths. The observed nonlinearity is strong and is comparable to that recently obtained in ZnO nanocomposite layers ion-implanted with Cu+ ions.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:4337
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:03 Apr 2009 06:35
Last Modified:03 Apr 2009 06:35

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