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Optical power limiting in the femtosecond regime by silver nanoparticle–embedded polymer film

Porel, S. and Venkatram, N. and Rao, D. Narayana and Radhakrishnan, T. P. (2007) Optical power limiting in the femtosecond regime by silver nanoparticle–embedded polymer film. Journal of Applied Physics, 102 (3). 033107. ISSN 0021-8979

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Abstract

A simple methodology is developed for the fabrication of freestanding polymer films with embedded silver nanoparticles grown in situ. Strong nonlinear absorption, positive nonlinear refraction, and efficient optical limiting in the femtosecond regime are demonstrated with these films. Additional investigations with supported films as well as parallel studies in the nanosecond regime are also presented. The freestanding nature of the films is not only of potential interest from the application perspective but also facilitates the unambiguous determination of the nonlinear coefficients of the metal nanoparticles embedded in polymer matrix without complications arising due to the contributions from the substrate.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:4459
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:02 Apr 2009 10:51
Last Modified:02 Apr 2009 10:51

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