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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2007
  • pp: 6010–6018

Dispersion of nonlinear dielectric function of Au nanoparticles in silica glass

Yoshihiko Takeda, Oleg A. Plaksin, and Naoki Kishimoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 6010-6018 (2007)

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We have investigated wavelength dispersion of photo-induced nonlinear dielectric function of Au nanoparticle materials. Transient transmission and reflection spectra were sequentially measured by the pump-probe method with a femtosecond laser system. The dispersion of real and imaginary parts of the nonlinear dielectric function of Au:SiO2 nanoparticle material in the vicinity of the surface plasmon resonance was evaluated from these transient spectra with total differential. A local electromagnetic field factor and interband transition in Au nanoparticles directly dominate the dispersion.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2007
Published: May 2, 2007

Yoshihiko Takeda, Oleg A. Plaksin, and Naoki Kishimoto, "Dispersion of nonlinear dielectric function of Au nanoparticles in silica glass," Opt. Express 15, 6010-6018 (2007)

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