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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1997
  • pp: 1387–1389

Optical response of a nonlinear composite film

K. P. Yuen and K. W. Yu  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 1387-1389 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.14.001387


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Abstract

We study transmission through a composite thin film of coated spherical particles with a metallic core and a nonlinear dielectric shell. Near the surface-plasmon resonance, the optical nonlinearity can be enormously enhanced. We demonstrate that a several order of magnitude reduction in the threshold intensity can be achieved by tuning the microstructure parameters of the composite.

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K. P. Yuen and K. W. Yu, "Optical response of a nonlinear composite film," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1387-1389 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-14-6-1387


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