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Synthesis, characterization and single-beam Z-scan measurement of the third-order optical nonlinearities of Zno nano-particles

Ara, M. H. M and Dehghani, Z. and Iranizad, S. S. (2008) Synthesis, characterization and single-beam Z-scan measurement of the third-order optical nonlinearities of Zno nano-particles. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B, 22 Published: JUL 30 2008 (18-19 ). pp. 3165-3171. ISSN 0217-9792

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Abstract

Nano-particle materials with large optical nonlinearities are in great need for the development of nonlinear optical technology and are being studied intensively in recent years. ZnO nanoparticles have been synthesized by precipitation from zinc acetate in a series of n-alkanols from ethanol to 1-hexanol as a function of temperature. The formation and microstructure of ZnO particles were monitored by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV-Vis spectrum and z-scan technique. We studied the optical limiting effect of ZnO nano- particles. Using a CW He-Ne laser at 632.8 nm. The UV-Visible spectrum of this material shows a 373.5 nm peak. Using the UV-Visible, the band gap of this nano- particle is obtained about 3.31 eV. Also the XRD spectroscopy indicates that the structure is wurtzite hexagonal. Average particle size obtained from SEM analysis about 43nm. Furthermore the nonlinear refractive index, n(2), and nonlinear absorption coefficient, p, were measured using close and open aperture z-scan respectively, at peak laser irradiation of 1.743 kW/cm(2). Then the nonlinear refraction index of this nano- particle was measured in order of 10(-7) (cm(2)/W) with negative sign and the nonlinear absorption coefficient was obtained in order of 10(-3) (cm(2)/W).

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:7357
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:04 Nov 2009 07:48
Last Modified:04 Nov 2009 07:48

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