Ultra-broadband Nonlinear Saturable Absorption for Two-dimensional Bi2TexSe3-x Nanosheets

Yingwei Wang, Sheng Liu, Jian Yuan, Peng Wang, Jiazhang Chen, Jianbo Li, Si Xiao, Qiaoliang Bao, Yongli Gao, Jun He

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We report the ultra-broadband nonlinear optical (NLO) response of Bi2 TexSe3-x nanosheets produced by a facile solvothermal method. Our result show that the extracted basic optical nonlinearity parameters of Bi2TexSe3-x nanosheets, αNL, Imξ(3), and FOM reach ∼104 cm/GW, ∼10-8 esu and ∼10-13 esu cm, respectively, which are several orders of magnitude larger than those of bulk dielectrics. We further observed the excitation intensity dependence of the NLO absorption coefficient and the NLO response sensitivity. The mechanisms of those phenomena were proposed based on physical model. The wavelength dependence of the NLO response of Bi2TexSe3-x nanosheets was investigated, and we determined that the Bi2TexSe3-x nanosheets possess an ultra-broadband nonlinear saturable absorption property covering a range from the visible to the near-infrared band, with the NLO absorption insensitive to the excitation wavelength. This work provide fundamental and systematic insight into the NLO response of Bi2 Tex Se3-x nanosheets and support their application in photonic devices in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number33070
Number of pages9
JournalScientific Reports
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes

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