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CdS quantum dot materials by the sol-gel method
Author(s): John D. Mackenzie; Yu-Hua Kao
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Paper Abstract

Colored-oxide glass filters containing CdS quantum dots were found to exhibit third-order optical nonlinearity in 1983. However, the dot sizes were somewhat large and the size distributions were wide. The sol-gel method proved to be a better alternative for CdS quantum dot materials. This paper describes the advantages of the sol-gel method, and how it has been exploited to prepare two types of CdS quantum dot materials. These are fully dense sodium borosilicate glasses and organically-modified silicates, Ormosils. Both materials give high values of third-order nonlinearity and excellent optical transparency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2145, Nonlinear Optics for High-Speed Electronics and Optical Frequency Conversion, (2 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177133
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John D. Mackenzie, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Yu-Hua Kao, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2145:
Nonlinear Optics for High-Speed Electronics and Optical Frequency Conversion
Nasser Peyghambarian; Henry Everitt; Robert C. Eckardt; Dennis D. Lowenthal; Robert C. Eckardt; Dennis D. Lowenthal; Nasser Peyghambarian; Henry Everitt, Editor(s)

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