24 May 2000 Nonlinear optical properties of CdTe included in sol-gel by a new technique
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Proceedings Volume 4089, Optics in Computing 2000; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386905
Event: 2000 International Topical Meeting on Optics in Computing (OC2000), 2000, Quebec City, Canada
Sol-gel derived silica glasses are well suited as host for molecular dopants that show specific optical properties, such as laser action (high second and third order nonlinear coefficients). Such materials are of interest in optical waveguide and switching for telecommunication networks. The material is prepared by sol-gel technique in which some nanocrystallites of semiconductor (II-VI) are included, specially CdTe. Nanocrystallites are prepared out of the host matrix and included in the sol-gel after. The nanoparticles are prepared by sono-electrochemical technique. Sono-electrochemistry, or pulsed electrodeposition in presence of high intensity ultrasound, is used to product powders. The nanoparticles are characterized by scanning and transmission microscopy, electron diffraction, and x-ray fluorescence. The nonlinear refractive index and absorption are measured by the Z-scan method at 532 nm (Nd-YAG pulsed laser).
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J. Loicq, J. Loicq, C. Torrenti, C. Torrenti, Yvon L. M. Renotte, Yvon L. M. Renotte, C. Calberg, C. Calberg, J. L. Delplancke, J. L. Delplancke, Yves F. Lion, Yves F. Lion, } "Nonlinear optical properties of CdTe included in sol-gel by a new technique", Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386905; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386905

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