Nonlinear optical and optical limiting properties of graphene families

Miao Feng; Hongbing Zhan; Yu Chen
January 2010
Applied Physics Letters;1/18/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 3, p033107
Academic Journal
The nonlinear optical (NLO) and optical limiting (OL) properties of graphene families, including graphene oxide nanosheets, graphene nanosheets (GNSs), graphene oxide nanoribbons (GONRs), and graphene nanoribbons (GNRs), were investigated at 532 and 1064 nm using a nanosecond regime. GNSs, GONRs, and GNRs exhibited broadband NLO and OL properties. Reduced graphene samples exhibited stronger NLO and OL responses than their graphene oxide precursors because of their increased crystallinity and conjugation. Nonlinear scattering and two-photon-absorption were found to have strong effects on the NLO and OL responses of the graphene nanostructures.


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