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Jang, JI,Mani, S,Ketterson, JB,Lovera, P,Redmond, G
Applied Physics Letters
Nonlinear refractive index and three-photon absorption coefficient of poly(9,9-dioctylfluorence)
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absorption coefficients conducting polymers optical harmonic generation optical Kerr effect organic semiconductors refractive index LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE POLYFLUORENE OPTICAL NONLINEARITIES MOBILITY ENHANCEMENT PHOTOLUMINESCENCE ALIGNMENT DIODES PHASE
We investigate the optical Kerr effect and third harmonic generation (THG) arising from chi((3)) of poly(9,9-dioctylfluorence), which is an emerging organic pi-conjugated polymer from the perspective of diverse optoelectronic applications. The measured nonlinear refractive index, obtained with closed-aperture Z-scan, is n(2)=(2.04 +/- 0.10)x10(-12) esu at lambda=1540 nm. Open-aperture Z-scan yields the three-photon absorption coefficient of gamma=(1.88 +/- 0.26)x10(-3) cm(3)/GW(2) at lambda=1064 nm, arising from chi((5)) response. The wavelength-dependent THG indicates that this semiconducting polymer can be a potentially useful polymer system for nonlinear-optics applications involving high-order optical processes in the mid-IR range.
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