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Optical nonlinearities of fullerenes and their implications in optoelectronics
Author(s): E. Koudoumas; Stelios Couris
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Paper Abstract

The nonlinear optical response of fullerene solutions is examined as a function of the incident radiation pulse duration and intensity. Using the z-scan technique, the nonlinear absorption and the nonlinear refraction are studied for 10 nsec, 532 nm and 0.5 psec, 497 nm laser pulses. The corresponding nonlinear parameters are determined and their intensity dependence is shown to be the indicative parameter for the understanding of the origin of the observed nonlinearity. Possible applications of the nonlinear optical properties of fullerenes in optoelectronics are proposed.

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Date Published: 14 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3423, Second GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications, (14 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316578
Show Author Affiliations
E. Koudoumas, FORTH-IESL (Greece)
Stelios Couris, FORTH-IESL (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3423:
Second GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications
Alexis Carabelas; Paolo Di Lazzaro; Amalia Torre; Giuseppe Baldacchini, Editor(s)

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