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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 138–143

Plasmon-assisted enhancement of third-order nonlinear optical effects in core (shell) nanoparticles

Tatiana V. Murzina, Irina A. Kolmychek, Jelle Wouters, Thierry Verbiest, and Oleg A. Aktsipetrov  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp. 138-143 (2012)

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We study resonant self-action effects of light in plasmonic γ - Fe 2 O 3 (Au) core (shell) nanoparticles (NPs) in a polymer matrix by the spectroscopic Z-scan technique. Plasmon-assisted enhancement of the local optical field in NPs results in the appearance of saturable absorption, as well as in the amplification of nonlinear refraction by more than an order of magnitude compared with nonresonant conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2011
Published: December 9, 2011

Tatiana V. Murzina, Irina A. Kolmychek, Jelle Wouters, Thierry Verbiest, and Oleg A. Aktsipetrov, "Plasmon-assisted enhancement of third-order nonlinear optical effects in core (shell) nanoparticles," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 138-143 (2012)

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