Investigation on Third-Order Optical Nonlinearities of Two Organometallic Dmit2- Complexes Using Z-Scan Technique


The third-order nonlinear optical properties of two dmit organometallic complexes, [(CH3)4N] [Au(C3S5)2] (MeAu) and [(CH3)4N][Ni(C3S5)2] (Me Ni) in acetone solutions, were characterized us- ing a short pulse Z-scan technique at 1064 nm wavelength. Self-defocusing effects were found in both samples and stronger saturable absorp-tion was observed in MeNi solution comparing with that of MeAu. The origins were analyzed for the differences between the results. Two figures of merit W and T were also calculated to evalu-ate the suitability of two materials for all-optical integrated devices. The results of W=22.84 and T≈0 of MeAu make it an excellent candidate for the all-optical applications.

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Fan, H. , Ren, Q. , Wang, X. , Li, T. , Sun, J. , Zhang, G. , Xu, D. , Yu, G. and Sun, Z. (2009) Investigation on Third-Order Optical Nonlinearities of Two Organometallic Dmit2- Complexes Using Z-Scan Technique. Natural Science, 1, 136-141. doi: 10.4236/ns.2009.12017.

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