Polymer-TiO2 hybrid nanocomposites for all-optical switching

W. Ji, H. I. Elim, Akhmad Herman Yuwono, J. M. Xue, J. Wang

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Abstract

Large and ultrqfast cubic optica! noniinearities in thin films containing poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)-TiO2 nanocomposites were observed using 780-nm, 250-fs laser pulses. The recovery limes of the noniinearities were found to be ∼1,5 ps. The best figures of merit were obtained in one of the films prepared with a 60% weight percentage of titanium isopropoxide. These findings strongly suggest a potential application of PMMA-TiOi nanocomposites for all-optical switching devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO/Pacific Rim 2003 - 5th Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Subtitle of host publicationPhotonics Lights Innovation, from Nano-Structures and Devices to Systems and Networks, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)0780377664
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Event5th Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim 2003 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 15 Dec 200319 Dec 2003

Publication series

NamePacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest
Volume1

Conference

Conference5th Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim 2003
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period15/12/0319/12/03

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