Multi-beam pulsed laser deposition: New method of making nanocomposite coatings

Abdalla M. Darwish, Simeon Wilson, Ashley Blackwell, Keylantra Taylor, Sergey Sarkisov, Darayas Patel, Paolo Mele, Brent Koplitz

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Abstract

Huge number of new photonic devices, including light emitters, chemical sensors, and energy harvesters, etc. can be made of the nanocomposite coatings produced by the new multi-beam pulsed laser deposition (MB-PLD) process. We provide a short review of the conventional single-beam PLD method and explain why it is poorly suitable for making nanocomposite coatings. Then we describe the new MB-PLD process and system, particularly the multiple-beam matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MB-MAPLE) version with laser beam scanning and plume direction control. The latter one is particularly designed to make organic (polymer) - inorganic functionalized nanocomposite coatings. Polymer film serves as a host for inorganic nanoparticles that add a specific functionality to the film. We analyze the properties of such coatings using the examples of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) films impregnated with the nanoparticles of rare-earth (RE) upconversion phosphors. They demonstrated the preservation of microcrystalline structure and bright upconversion emission in visible region of the phosphor nanoparticles after they were transferred in the polymer matrix during the MB-MAPLE process. The proposed technology has thus proven to serve its purpose: to make functionalized polymer nanocomposite coatings for a various potential applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonic Fiber and Crystal Devices
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications IX
EditorsShizhuo Yin, Ruyan Guo
PublisherSPIE
Volume9586
ISBN (Electronic)9781628417524
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications IX - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2015 Aug 92015 Aug 10

Other

OtherPhotonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications IX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period15/8/915/8/10

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Keywords

  • Matrix assisted laser evaporation
  • Multi-beam pulsed laser deposition
  • Nanocomposite coatings
  • Polymer-inorganic nanocomposite films
  • Upconversion light emitters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Darwish, A. M., Wilson, S., Blackwell, A., Taylor, K., Sarkisov, S., Patel, D., ... Koplitz, B. (2015). Multi-beam pulsed laser deposition: New method of making nanocomposite coatings. In S. Yin, & R. Guo (Eds.), Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications IX (Vol. 9586). [958605] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2214633