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Femtosecond Nonlinear Optical Properties of 2D Metallic NbS2 in the Near Infrared

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Maldonado, Melissa [1] ; da Silva Neto, Manoel L. [2] ; Vianna, Pilar G. [3] ; Ribeiro, Henrique B. [3] ; Gordo, Vanessa O. [3] ; Carvalho, Isabel C. S. [4] ; Menezes, Leonardo de S. [1] ; de Araujo, Cid B. [1, 2] ; de Matos, Christiano J. S. [3] ; Seixas, Leandro [3] ; Jawaid, Ali M. [5] ; Busch, Robert [5] ; Ritter, Allyson J. [5] ; Vaia, Richard A. [5] ; Gomes, Anderson S. L. [1]
Total Authors: 15
[1] Univ Fed Pernambuco, Phys Dept, BR-50670901 Recife, PE - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Pernambuco, Grad Program Mat Sci, BR-50670901 Recife, PE - Brazil
[3] Univ Presbiteriana Mackenzie, MackGraphe, BR-01302907 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Pontificia Univ Catolica Rio de Janeiro, Dept Phys, BR-22451900 Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
[5] Air Force Res Labs, Mat & Mfg Directorate, Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433 - USA
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physical Chemistry C; v. 124, n. 28, p. 15425-15433, JUL 16 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The understanding of the nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of photonic materials is relevant and necessary for basic studies and technological developments. Among the materials with high optical nonlinearities, layered transition-metal dichalcogenides (LTMDs) have attracted considerable attention from the viewpoint of both synthesis as well as characterization and applications. We report here the third-order NLO properties of one LTMD-the metallic NbS2-that was prepared by a modified redox exfoliated method, suspended in acetonitrile. The LTMD was morphologically and compositionally characterized using transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman scattering, and linear absorption. The Z-scan technique was employed to characterize the nonlinear refraction (NLR) and nonlinear absorption (NLA) behavior in the femtosecond regime. Metallic NbS2 presented a sign inversion of the nonlinear refractive index from negative (self-defocusing) to positive (self-focusing) with the increase of intensity up to 100 GW/cm(2). Two distinct features characteristic of NLA, two-photon absorption and saturated absorption, were also observed for different intensity ranges, with the former evolving into the latter as the intensity increased in the same range as for the NLR measurements. The material's band structure of NbS2 was calculated using the density functional theory, and the origin of the nonlinearities is discussed by comparison with the experimental data. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/20100-0 - Spectroscopy of excitonic and many body effects in two-dimensional materials
Grantee:Henrique Bücker Ribeiro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/50259-8 - Graphene: photonics and opto-electronics: UPM-NUS collaboration
Grantee:Antonio Helio de Castro Neto
Support type: Research Projects - SPEC Program
FAPESP's process: 15/11779-4 - Plasmonic and nonlinear effects in graphene coupled to optical waveguides
Grantee:Christiano José Santiago de Matos
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/04926-9 - Spectroscopy of excitonic and many-body effects in two-dimensional materials
Grantee:Henrique Bücker Ribeiro
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor