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

Jan Trieschmann, Shumin Xiao, Ludmila J. Prokopeva, Vladimir P. Drachev, Alexander V. Kildishev

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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 finitedifference 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18253-18259
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes


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