The optical properties of gold nanorods suspended in toluene are studied as a function of orientation by aligning them with a low-frequency electric field. The nonlinear optical response is consistent with a 2-level saturation model.
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L. A. Padilha, J. Fontana, D. Kohlgraf-Owens, M. Moreira, S. Webster, P. Palffy-Muhoray, P. G. Kik, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, "Linear and Nonlinear Optical Response of Aligned Gold Nanorods," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JTuD123.
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