Linear and nonlinear absorption properties of diamond-like carbon doped with cu nanoparticles

Sigitas Tamulevičius, Domantas Peckus*, Tomas Tamulevičius, Šarūnas Meškinis, Asta Tamulevičienė, Andrius Vasiliauskas, Orestas Ulčinas, Vidmantas Gulbinas

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Abstract

Ultrafast relaxation processes in diamond-like carbon (DLC) thin films with embedded Cu nanoparticles (DLC:Cu nanocomposites) were investigated by means of transient absorption spectroscopy focusing on localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) of photoexcited Cu nanoparticles. Absorption spectra of the composite films correspond to the sum of absorption spectra of DLC matrix and Cu nanoparticles; however, Cu nanoparticles strongly dominate in the transient differential absorption. Excitations of DLC matrix and of Cu nanoparticles relax independently revealing no strong interaction. High sensitivity measurements enabled to obtain the hot electron relaxation dynamics in Cu nanoparticles in the low excitation intensity conditions. The relaxation time was found to be independent of the excitation intensity up to tens of microjoule per square centimeter per pulse and to increase at higher intensities. The relaxation time obtained at low excitation intensity was also found to increase by about 30 % in the samples with high Cu concentration, where larger nanoparticles were formed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPlasmonics
Volume12
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)47-58
ISSN1557-1955
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Diamond
Carbon
Nanoparticles
Relaxation time
Absorption spectra
Nanocomposites
Surface Plasmon Resonance
Hot electrons
Carbon films
Surface plasmon resonance
Relaxation processes
Composite films
Absorption spectroscopy
Electrons
Thin films

Keywords

  • Copper nanoparticles
  • Diamond-like carbon
  • Hot electrons
  • Localized surface plasmon resonance
  • Magnetron sputtering
  • Nanocomposites

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Tamulevičius, S., Peckus, D., Tamulevičius, T., Meškinis, Š., Tamulevičienė, A., Vasiliauskas, A., ... Gulbinas, V. (2017). Linear and nonlinear absorption properties of diamond-like carbon doped with cu nanoparticles. Plasmonics, 12(1), 47-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11468-016-0227-0
Tamulevičius, Sigitas ; Peckus, Domantas ; Tamulevičius, Tomas ; Meškinis, Šarūnas ; Tamulevičienė, Asta ; Vasiliauskas, Andrius ; Ulčinas, Orestas ; Gulbinas, Vidmantas. / Linear and nonlinear absorption properties of diamond-like carbon doped with cu nanoparticles. In: Plasmonics. 2017 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 47-58.
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Linear and nonlinear absorption properties of diamond-like carbon doped with cu nanoparticles. / Tamulevičius, Sigitas; Peckus, Domantas; Tamulevičius, Tomas; Meškinis, Šarūnas; Tamulevičienė, Asta; Vasiliauskas, Andrius; Ulčinas, Orestas; Gulbinas, Vidmantas.

In: Plasmonics, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2017, p. 47-58.

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Tamulevičius S, Peckus D, Tamulevičius T, Meškinis Š, Tamulevičienė A, Vasiliauskas A et al. Linear and nonlinear absorption properties of diamond-like carbon doped with cu nanoparticles. Plasmonics. 2017;12(1):47-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11468-016-0227-0