Time response and third-order susceptibility of a colloid containing silver sub-nanoparticles were studied. A giant optical nonlinearity and an oscillating response function were observed. The analysis of sub-nanoparticle response was based on a molecular approach.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
E. L. Falcao-Filho, W. L. B., C. B. de Araujo, and L. H. Acioli, "Nonlinear Optical Properties of a Colloid Containing Silver Sub-Nanoparticles," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper LWB2.
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