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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1613–1617

Third- and fifth-order susceptibilities of cobalt oxide nanoparticles dispersed in n-heptane

Hans A. Garcia, Gemima B. Correia, Rodrigo J. de Oliveira, Andre Galembeck, and Cid B. de Araújo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 1613-1617 (2012)

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We investigated the nonlinear response of Co3O4 nanoparticles (NPs) dissolved in liquid n-heptane. The third- and fifth-order susceptibilities were measured using the Z-scan technique in experiments made with the second harmonic of an Nd: YAG laser (532 nm, 80 ps, 7 Hz). The nonlinear optical response of the colloidal system and its dependence with the NPs filling fraction were measured and theoretically described. The analysis of the results using the Maxwell–Garnet model provided a value for the Co3O4 NPs susceptibility.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2012
Published: June 13, 2012

Hans A. Garcia, Gemima B. Correia, Rodrigo J. de Oliveira, Andre Galembeck, and Cid B. de Araújo, "Third- and fifth-order susceptibilities of cobalt oxide nanoparticles dispersed in n-heptane," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1613-1617 (2012)

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