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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2410–2413

Experimental dispersion of the third order optical susceptibility of Ag nanoparticles

Rodrigo Sato, Hiroyoshi Momida, Masato Ohnuma, Masato Sasase, Takahisa Ohno, Naoki Kishimoto, and Yoshihiko Takeda  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 2410-2413 (2012)

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We have experimentally investigated the dispersion of the third order optical susceptibility χ(3) of silver nanoparticles embedded in silica glass in the vicinity of the surface plasmon resonance. The dispersion of the real and imaginary parts of the effective third order optical susceptibility χeff(3) was evaluated from the effective refractive index using a spectroscopic ellipsometry and the transient transmission and reflection changes using a femtosecond pump probe spectroscopy. The Imχeff(3) exhibits a minimum value of 1.3×1017m2/V2 at 3.03 eV. The results demonstrate that the local field factor greatly contributes to the dispersion of χeff(3) for Ag nanoparticles.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: April 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2012
Published: August 15, 2012

Rodrigo Sato, Hiroyoshi Momida, Masato Ohnuma, Masato Sasase, Takahisa Ohno, Naoki Kishimoto, and Yoshihiko Takeda, "Experimental dispersion of the third order optical susceptibility of Ag nanoparticles," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2410-2413 (2012)

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