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Applied Physics B

, 125:182 | Cite as

Active laser medium for near-infrared spectral range based on electron-unsymmetrical polymethine dye and silver nanoparticles

  • Niazbek Ibrayev
  • Alexander Ishchenko
  • Dmitriy AfanasyevEmail author
  • Nazerke Zhumabay
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Abstract

An effect of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) on spectral luminescent and lasing properties of an electron-unsymmetrical polymethine dye in ethanol solution has been studied. Fluorescence of the dye is characterized by a large Stokes shift of 3007 cm−1 and a quantum yield Φf of 0.08. An increase in the absorption cross section and in the fluorescence quantum yield of the dye molecules is observed in the presence of Ag NPs. The dye fluorescence lifetime of 1.11 ns remains unchanged after the addition of Ag NPs to the solution. Stimulated emission with spectrally pronounced two-mode oscillations has been obtained for the dye in the region of its fluorescence band maximum. A stimulated emission threshold is achieved on the average at 3.35 MW/cm2. The presence of Ag NPs leads to the enhanced intensity and 28% lowered threshold of dye stimulated emission. The data obtained can be used to develop new near-infrared lasing media.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Committee of Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic Kazakhstan (Grant No. BR05236691).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niazbek Ibrayev
    • 1
  • Alexander Ishchenko
    • 2
  • Dmitriy Afanasyev
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Nazerke Zhumabay
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular NanophotonicsBuketov Karaganda State UniversityKaragandaKazakhstan
  2. 2.Institute of Organic ChemistryNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine
  3. 3.Institute of Applied MathematicsKaragandaKazakhstan

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