Size- and temperature-dependent second-order optical effects in copper-doped cadmium iodide nanocrystals
Size and temperature dependences of second-order optical effects in Cu-doped cadmium iodide nanocrystals are studied. A large enhancement of photoinduced second harmonic generation (PSHG) with decreasing thickness of the nanocrystals or temperature is observed. The PSHG is also found to be enhanced with increasing Cu doping. However, due to the formation of the metallic agglomerates, the PSHG for the crystals with high Cu contents decreases. The results are presented by discussing photoinduced kinetics of the electron-phonon anharmonic interaction and nanosized quantum confined effect, the crucial roles played in the observed effects. 頲008 American Institute of Physics.
Journal of Applied Physics
Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics not elsewhere classified