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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1640–1647

Effective nonlinear optical properties of graded metal–dielectric composite films of anisotropic particles

Ji Ping Huang and Kin Wah Yu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 1640-1647 (2005)

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We study the effective third-order nonlinear susceptibility of a graded metal–dielectric composite film of anisotropic particles with weak nonlinearity by invoking the local field effects within the Maxwell–Garnett theory. We further numerically demonstrate that the film can serve as a novel optical material to produce a broad structure in both the linear and the nonlinear response and an enhancement in the nonlinear response.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

Ji Ping Huang and Kin Wah Yu, "Effective nonlinear optical properties of graded metal-dielectric composite films of anisotropic particles," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1640-1647 (2005)

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