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Analysis of spatial light modulation characteristics of C60

Roy, Sukhdev and Singh, CP and Reddy, KPJ (2000) Analysis of spatial light modulation characteristics of C60. In: Applied Physics Letters, 77 (17). pp. 2656-2658.


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Spatial light modulation based on nonlinear absorption of light by excited-state molecules in C60–toluene solution is demonstrated. Amplitude modulation of probe laser beam transmissions at 747 and 885 nm, corresponding to the peak absorption of T1 and S1 states, by the modulation laser beam intensity induced population changes at 532 nm has been analyzed using the rate equation approach, for various values of the small-signal absorption coefficient. It is shown that for T1 and S1 states, modulation up to 100% and 94.5% can be achieved for a laser beam intensity of 800 W/cm2 and 1 kW/cm2 at 532 nm, respectively.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Applied Physics Letters
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Institute of Physics (AIP).
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3020

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