8 December 1995 Nonlinear absorption in charge-transfer films
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Abstract
Nonlinear optical absorption in solid films of poly(3-octyl thiophene) (P3OT) sensitized with methanofullerene was investigated for wavelengths from 620 to 960 nm. The nonlinear absorption is enhanced over that in either of the component materials by more than two orders of magnitude at 760 nm. The large nonlinearity results from efficient photoinduced intermolecular charge transfer from P3OT to methanofullerene, followed by absorption in the charge separated excited state. P3OT/fullerene films are promising as optical limiters; the transmission clamps at an average fluence of approximately 0.1 J/cm2.
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Myoungsik Cha, Myoungsik Cha, Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci, Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci, Alan J. Heeger, Alan J. Heeger, Jan C. Hummelen, Jan C. Hummelen, Fred Wudl, Fred Wudl, } "Nonlinear absorption in charge-transfer films", Proc. SPIE 2530, Fullerenes and Photonics II, (8 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228121; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.228121
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