Measurement of Thermal Diffusivity, Optical Transmission and Optical Absorption Peaks of Laser Dyes R6G Doped in Poly (Methylmethacrylate) Using Photoacoustic Technique and Fibre Optics Spectrophotometer

Chan, Kok Sheng and Mat Yunus, W. Mahmood and Wan Yunus, Wan Md Zin (2003) Measurement of Thermal Diffusivity, Optical Transmission and Optical Absorption Peaks of Laser Dyes R6G Doped in Poly (Methylmethacrylate) Using Photoacoustic Technique and Fibre Optics Spectrophotometer. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 11 (1). pp. 83-91. ISSN 0128-7680

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Abstract

Using the photoacoustic (PA) spectroscopic technique, we report the thermal diffusivity measurement of the Rhodamine 6G (R6G) doped at different concentrations in solid matrix poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA). The value of the thermal diffusivity was found increasing with dye concentration due to the increase of optical absorption of dye molecules in the polymer matrices. A uv-visible fibre optics spectrophotometer was also used to measure the optical spectrum of the samples. The result shows that the transmission cut off in a red region (500-600) nm shifted to the higher wavelength when the dye concentration increased. The maximum transmission (83%) was observed for the PMMA sample doped with the lowest concentration of dye, i.e. 3.1 x 104 mol/ l of R6G.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Thermal diffusivity, optical transmission, absorption peak, photoacoustic, Rhodamine 6G, and poly (methylmethacrylate)
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3788
Deposited By: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Deposited On:01 Dec 2009 07:35
Last Modified:27 May 2013 07:11

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