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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1283–1288

Redshifted surface plasma resonance-induced enhancement of third-order optical nonlinearities in silver nanoclusters embedded in Bi 2 O 3 - B 2 O 3 - TiO 2 pseudo-ternary glasses

Feifei Chen, Shixun Dai, Tiefeng Xu, Xiang Shen, Baoan Song, Changgui Lin, Xunsi Wang, Chao Liu, Kai Xu, and Jong Heo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 5, pp. 1283-1288 (2011)

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A series of silver ( Ag 0 ) nanoclusters embedded in bismuthate glasses ( Bi 2 O 3 - B 2 O 3 - TiO 2 ) were synthesized by the thermochemical reduction method. When B 2 O 3 was substituted with TiO 2 , the refractive index of the encapsulating medium increased, leading to redshifting of the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) absorption band of Ag 0 , which was initially located at 612 nm . Z-scan measurements with femtosecond laser pulses at 800 nm showed that third-order optical nonlinearities (TONs) were significantly enhanced in the SPR redshifted samples, and calculation of the figure of merit manifested excellent performances of present Ag 0 -bismuthate nanocomposites for TON-based all-optical switching.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: December 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2011
Published: April 27, 2011

Feifei Chen, Shixun Dai, Tiefeng Xu, Xiang Shen, Baoan Song, Changgui Lin, Xunsi Wang, Chao Liu, Kai Xu, and Jong Heo, "Redshifted surface plasma resonance-induced enhancement of third-order optical nonlinearities in silver nanoclusters embedded in Bi2O3-B2O3-TiO2pseudo-ternary glasses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1283-1288 (2011)

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