Third-order nonlinear optical properties of CuS/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites
Physics Research Center for Two-Dimensional Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, School of Physics and Electronics, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, P.R. China
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Received in final form: 19 November 2020
Accepted: 13 April 2021
Published online: 28 May 2021
CuS/Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanocomposites can be synthesized using the hydrothermal method. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy analyses demonstrated that CuS uniformly covered the surfaces of rGO. In this paper, the nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of the CuS/rGO composites with different graphene content were investigated by a Z-scan technique. The results show that while reverse saturable absorption (RSA) is prominent in pristine CuS, saturable absorption (SA) is dominant in pristine rGO. A transition from RSA to SA is seen when the graphene content is increased in the CuS/rGO nanocomposite. The measurements results show that the improvement of nonlinearity is related to the synergistic effect between two or more materials. The research content in this paper can establishes a foundation for further study of CuS/rGO nanocomposites application in NLO devices.
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