Optical properties of titanium dioxide nanoparticles/3-(2-benzothiazolyl)- 7-N,N-diethylaminocoumarin/polymethyl methacrylate composite films

Huimin Wang, Xiaoming Tao, Edward Newton

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Abstract

3-(2-benzothiazolyl)-7-N,N-diethylaminocoumarin organic laser dye-polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) composite films doped with inorganic titanium dioxide (TiO2) particles are fabricated by spin-coating technique. TiO2nanoparticles exhibit a strong influence on optical properties of the organic laser dye/PMMA composite films. The refractive index and absorbance (absorption intensity) of organic laser dye/PMMA composite film with micro- and nanoparticles of TiO2are reduced, compared to those without TiO2particles. The organic laser dye/PMMA composite film with TiO2nanoparticles has the lowest refractive index and absorbance values. Photoluminescence intensities of all systems exhibit a maximum peak around the excitation wavelength, close to that of the organic laser dye, at 450 nm and the minimum around the excitation wavelength of 350 nm. Photoluminescence intensity of the organic laser dye/PMMA composite film with TiO2microparticles is always the lowest at all excitation wavelengths. However, the photoluminescence intensity of the organic laser dye/PMMA composite film with TiO2nanoparticles has the highest value at excitation wavelengths of 330 and 380 nm, while the photoluminescence intensity of composite film without TiO2particles is more than that with nanoparticles at other excitation wavelengths.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalOptical Materials
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004

Keywords

  • Nanoparticle composite films
  • Optical properties
  • Organic laser dyes
  • Photoluminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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