OPJ  Vol.1 No.2 , June 2011
Nonlinear Refraction of Peripheral-Substituted Zinc Phthalocyanines Investigated by Nanosecond and Picose-cond Z Scans
Abstract: The singlet and triplet excited-state refraction cross-sections of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) solutions of ten zinc phthalocyanine derivatives with mono-or tetra-peripheral substituents at 532 nm were obtained by simultaneous fitting of closed-aperture Z scans with both nanosecond and picosecond pulse widths. Self-focusing of both nanosecond and picosecond laser pulses was observed in all complexes at 532-nm wavelength. The complexes with tetra-substituents at the ?-position exhibit relatively larger refraction cross-sections than the other complexes. The wavelength dependence of the singlet refraction cross-section of a representative complex was observed to be non-monotonic in the range of 470 - 550 nm.
Cite this paper: nullY. Li, T. Pritchett, J. Huang, M. Ke and W. Sun, "Nonlinear Refraction of Peripheral-Substituted Zinc Phthalocyanines Investigated by Nanosecond and Picose-cond Z Scans," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2011, pp. 70-74. doi: 10.4236/opj.2011.12011.

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