Keywords : Diffraction rings pattern technique
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2020, Volume 38, Issue 3A, Pages 440-445
In this research, the diffraction ring patterns scan and single-beam Z-scan techniques were used to measure the nonlinear refractive index (n2) and nonlinear absorption coefficient (β). Nano-composite sample, which consists of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs), and epoxy resin polymer. The sample was prepared by the casting method. A second harmonic generation Nd: YAG laser, which operates at 532 nm and intensity 3183 W/cm2 was used for the two techniques. Z-scan results showed that values for nonlinear refractive index n2 and nonlinear absorption coefficient β were obtained of 6.59*10-9 cm2/W and 1.75*10-3 cm/W respectively. While results for the D-scan technique showed that the number of rings increases with the increasing of laser power.