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International Quantum Electronics Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 31, 2009 - June 5, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-869-8
Joint IQEC Poster Session I (JTuD)

Linear and Nonlinear Optical Response of Aligned Gold Nanorods

Lazaro A. Padilha, Jake Fontana, Dana Kohlgraf-Owens, Michele Moreira, Scott Webster, Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Pieter G. Kik, David J. Hagan, and Eric W. Van Stryland


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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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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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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