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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 949–952

Thermal-induced nonlinear optical characteristics of ethanol solution doped with silver nanoparticles

Zhengle Mao, Lingling Qiao, Fei He, Yang Liao, Chen Wang, and Ya Cheng  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 7, Issue 10, pp. 949-952 (2009)

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The investigation of nonlinear optical characteristics of ethanol solution doped with silver nanoparticles is presented. A large thermal-induced third-order nonlinear refractive index up to -1.94110?7 cm2/W is obtained from the mixed solution under 488-nm continue wave (CW) laser irradiation, which may result from surface plasmon resonance (SPR) enhancement effect of silver nanoparticles as well as high thermo-optic coefficient and low thermal conductivity of ethanol. Obvious spatial self-phase modulation and influence of thermal-induced negative lens effect are observed when a beam propagates through this solution, indicating promising applications such as optical limiting, beam flattening, and so on.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

Zhengle Mao, Lingling Qiao, Fei He, Yang Liao, Chen Wang, and Ya Cheng, "Thermal-induced nonlinear optical characteristics of ethanol solution doped with silver nanoparticles," Chin. Opt. Lett. 7, 949-952 (2009)

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