Type 1 & Type 2 Optical Limiting Studies in Disperse Orange-25 Dye-Doped PMMA-MA Polymer Films Using CW Laser
International Journal of Applied and Advanced Scientific Research (IJAASR), 1(1), 196-208. ISSN (Online): 2456 - 3080.
13 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2017 Last revised: 31 Dec 2020
Date Written: December 31, 2016
Materials with exceptional third-order nonlinear optical properties are critical to the continuing development of photonics and electro-optical devices such as those used in optical communications, networking, the optical computation for signal processing, and data storage devices. The nonlinear optical material research is generally focussed on improving the efficiency of optical wavelength conversion, optical amplification, nonlinear absorption, refractive index changes etc. which are input light intensity dependent. During last few years, the organic dye-doped polymer films are getting more attention due to their advantages in fabricating optimum photonics devices. In this paper, we have studied the nonlinear optical properties like nonlinear absorption and nonlinear refraction of an azo dye Disperse Orange-25 (DO-25) doped in Polymethyl methacrylate-methacrylic acid (PMMA-MA) polymer matrix using open aperture and closed aperture Z-scan experimental methods for continuous wave (CW) laser input. The optical limiting properties of these films are also studied using Type 1 and Type 2 configurations at different input power using continuous wave (CW) laser beams of 532 nm wavelength.The nonlinear absorption coefficient, nonlinear refractive index, and saturated output power for type 1 and type 2 optical limiting are determined.
Keywords: Organic Nonlinear Material, Dye-Doped Polymer Films, Optical Limiting & Open and Closed Aperture Z Scan
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