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In situ synthesis and nonlinear optical properties of Au:Ag nanocomposite polymer films

Karthikeyan, B. and Anija, M. and Philip, Reji (2006) In situ synthesis and nonlinear optical properties of Au:Ag nanocomposite polymer films. Applied Physics Letters, 88 (5). 053104. ISSN 00036951

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Abstract

We report a simple in situ synthesis procedure for Au:Ag nanocomposite polymer (NCP) films using polyvinyl alcohol as the reducing agent. Optical measurements show absorption bands of varying strengths around 530 and 410 nm. The presence of nanoparticles is confirmed from Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Nonlinear optical response is studied using 7 ns laser pulses, for near-resonant and off-resonant excitation wavelengths (532 and 1064 nm, respectively). Samples exhibit saturable as well as induced absorption. These materials have the potential to be used as saturable absorbers and optical limiters.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:4338
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:03 Apr 2009 05:27
Last Modified:09 Apr 2009 06:31

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