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Highly effective thin film optical filter constructed of semiconductor quantum dot 3D arrays in an organic host
Author(s): Yongwang Gao; N. Q. Huong; Joseph L. Birman; Mary J. Potasek
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Paper Abstract

We calculate the imaginary part of the third order optical non-linearity for an array of semiconductor quantum dots in an organic host and show that it leads to large two-photon absorption. The calculated two-photon absorption is greater than currently measured materials. The large non-linearity results from a hybrid exciton formed in the inorganic-organic medium. The band gap of the semiconductor dot determines the spectral region of the resonances that vary from the visible to the near, mid and far infrared regions. We show that relatively small changes in the ratio of the quantum dot size to the quantum dot-to-dot spacing result in significant changes in the non-linearity. We briefly describe applications in communications, optical filters, and bio photonics for thin films comprising these hybrid excitions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5592, Nanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications, (19 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.570852
Show Author Affiliations
Yongwang Gao, CUNY/City College (United States)
N. Q. Huong, CUNY/City College (United States)
Joseph L. Birman, CUNY/City College (United States)
Mary J. Potasek, CUNY/City College (United States)
New York Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5592:
Nanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications
Warren Y-C. Lai; Stanley Pau; O. Daniel Lopez, Editor(s)

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