TITLE

Optical and nonlinear absorption properties of Na doped ZnO nanoparticle dispersions

AUTHOR(S)
Karthikeyan, B.; Sandeep, C. S. Suchand; Pandiyarajan, T.; Venkatesan, P.; Philip, Reji
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;7/13/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p023118
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report linear and nonlinear optical properties of the biologically important Na doped ZnO nanoparticle dispersions. Interesting morphological changes involving a spherical to flowerlike transition have been observed with Na doping. Optical absorption measurements show an exciton absorption around 368 nm. Photoluminescence measurements reveal exciton recombination emission, along with shallow and deep trap emissions. The increased intensity of shallow trap emission with Na doping is attributed to oxygen deficiency and shape changes associated with doping. Nonlinear optical measurements show a predominantly two-photon induced, excited state absorption, when excited with 532 nm, 5 ns laser pulses, indicating potential optical limiting applications.
ACCESSION #
43277317

 

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