Experimental retrieval of the kinetic parameters of a dye in a solid film

Jan Trieschmann, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
Shumin Xiao, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
Ludmila Prokopeva, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University; Russian Academy of Sciences
Vladimir Drachev, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
Alexander V. Kildishev, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University

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OPTICS EXPRESS Vol. 19, No. 19 / 18253


Effects of a solid matrix on the dye kinetic parameters for Rh800 were experimentally studied. Saturation intensity dependencies were measured with a seeding pulse amplification method using a picosecond and a femtosecond white light supercontinuum source. The kinetic parameters were obtained by fitting experimental dependencies with Yee's finite-difference time-domain model coupled to the rate equations of the 4-level Rh800-system. The comparison of these parameters (Rh800-solid host) with liquid host parameters revealed a slight change of the radiative lifetime and a strong change of the non-radiative decay rate. This experimentally determined model enables predictive simulations of time-domain responses of active metamaterials. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America


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