Z-Scan Measurements of the Third-Order Optical Nonlinearity of a C60 Doped Poly(dimethylacetylendicarboxylate)
M.D. Zidan and A. Allahham
Dept. of Physics, Atomic Energy Commission, P.O. Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
Received: March 3, 2014; Revised version: February 3, 2015; In final form: April 20, 2015
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The third-order nonlinear optical properties of C60/poly(dimethylacetylendicarboxylate) have been studied using Z-scan technique. Experiments are performed using a CW diode laser at 635 nm wavelength and 26 mW power. The nonlinear absorption coefficient β, nonlinear refractive index n2, Reχ3, and Imχ3 in C60 doped poly(dimethylacetylendicarboxylate) are measured using Z-scan data. Our results show that the values of the nonlinear optical parameters (β, n2, Reχ3, and Imχ3) of C60 doped poly(dimethylacetylendicarboxylate) are smaller than the polymer itself.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.128.25
PACS numbers: 42.65.Ky, 42.70.Nq, 42.70.Jk, 84.30.Qi