Effect of polymer host on third order nonlinear optical properties of newly synthesized organic liquid crystal

Seetharam Shettigar, G. Umesh, P. Poornesh, Y. L N Murthy

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Abstract

We report the investigation of third order optical nonlinearity of 2,4,6-tri-(p-hyptoyoxylphenyl) pyrilium tetraborate doped PMMA using nanosecond laser pulses at 532nm wavelength by employing Z-Scan technique. To see the effect of polymer host, the results have been compared with the pure dopant. The material shows a large negative nonlinearity with real and imaginary parts of X(3) are - 3.31×10-14esu and 0.73×10 -14esu respectively. Excited state absorption cross-section is found to be 3.41×10-48 cm4.s/photon in PMMA host. The magnitude of third order nonlinear parameters increases when the compound is doped into PMMA matrix because of change in the conformation of chain geometry as a result of charge transfer processes. The values are comparable with a best known nonlinear liquid crystal molecule namely, 4-cyano-4'-n-pentylbiphenyl in the nematic phase. Hence, these molecules can be suitably used as nonlinear optical materials in PMMA matrix for device applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTON-MW'07 - International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks "Mediterranean Winter" 2007 - Conference Proceedings
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2007
EventICTON-MW'07 - International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks "Mediterranean Winter" 2007 - Sousse, Tunisia
Duration: 06-12-200708-12-2007

Conference

ConferenceICTON-MW'07 - International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks "Mediterranean Winter" 2007
CountryTunisia
CitySousse
Period06-12-0708-12-07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Shettigar, S., Umesh, G., Poornesh, P., & Murthy, Y. L. N. (2007). Effect of polymer host on third order nonlinear optical properties of newly synthesized organic liquid crystal. In ICTON-MW'07 - International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks "Mediterranean Winter" 2007 - Conference Proceedings [4446920] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTONMW.2007.4446920