Enhanced optical nonlinearity in sprayed Mn doped ZnS thin films

V. S. Ganesha Krishna, Shivaraj R. Maidur, Parutagouda Shankaragouda Patil, M. G. Mahesha

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In the present work, we report the highly nonlinear spray deposited manganese (Mn) doped ZnS (Mn:ZnS) with the precursor ratio 1:3 for (Mn + Zn):S. The basic structural and optical properties of the prepared Mn:ZnS thin films were assessed through X-ray diffractometry, UV–Visible and photoluminescence spectroscopy. Two-photon induced nonlinearity in the Mn:ZnS thin films was estimated using the Z-scan technique. We have observed very high nonlinear absorption coefficient of 7.7 cm/W. The samples were assessed for optical limiting applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number137457
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 07-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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