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Nonlinear optical response of Gd2@C80 thin films
Author(s): Gul Yaglioglu; Robinson Pino; Roger Dorsinville; J. Z. Liu; Ming Yan
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Paper Abstract

Single beam zscan experiments were carried out using a 130 fs tunable Ti:Sapphire-OPA laser system. The size and the sign of the third order susceptibility were measured at 400 nm, 590 nm, 648 nm, 800 nm, and 1000 nm. At 800 measurements were conducted for different pulse durations between 130 fs and 1 ps. Our results show that the measured values of the third order nonlinearity were relatively large, negative, and strongly dependent on pulse duration and wavelength. We found that, when wavelength and pulse duration are taken into account, the third order susceptibility of Gd2 at C80 is about one order of magnitude larger than that of empty-cage C60 or C70.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3796, Organic Nonlinear Optical Materials, (11 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368294
Show Author Affiliations
Gul Yaglioglu, CUNY/City College (United States)
Robinson Pino, CUNY/City College (United States)
Roger Dorsinville, CUNY/City College (United States)
J. Z. Liu, American Hightech Materials Co. (United States)
Ming Yan, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3796:
Organic Nonlinear Optical Materials
Manfred Eich; Manfred Eich; Mark G. Kuzyk, Editor(s)

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