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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013, Article ID 374185, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/374185
Research Article

Nonlinear Optical Properties of a MMA-Silica Nanohybrid Material Doped with Rhodamine 6G

1Facultad de Ciencias Físico Matemáticas, Avenida San Claudio y 18 Sur, Colonia San Manuel, 72570 Pubela, PUE, Mexico
2Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Ciudad Universitaria, Colonia San Manuel, 72570 Pubela, PUE, Mexico
3Departamento de Ciencias e Ingenierías, Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, Boulevard del Niño Poblano No. 2901, Unidad Territorial Atlixcáyotl, 72197 Pubela, PUE, Mexico
4Centro Universitario de Vinculación y Transferencia de Tecnología, Prolongación de la 24 Sur y Avenida San Claudio, Ciudad Universitaria, Colonia San Manuel, 72570 Puebla, PUE, Mexico
5Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, UNAM, A.P. 1-1010, 76000 Querétaro, QRO, Mexico

Received 4 June 2013; Accepted 28 November 2013

Academic Editor: Sudhakar Nori

Copyright © 2013 J. Lima-Gutiérrez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A novel nanohybrid material based on MMA-Silica has been synthesized with an organic dye dopant (R6G) to tailor the optical properties. This novel material can be used on several devices such as active laser media for an organic solid state laser, OLEDs, or as a characterization media for new organic dye molecules. Thin films were deposited by dip-coating and characterized by absorption and reflection UV-VIS, photoluminescence, SEM, and Z-scan technique to verify their nonlinear behavior. R6G dye dopant has been used to verify that the nanohybrid matrix does not inhibit its optical properties.