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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9248–9253

Absorptive and refractive nonlinearities by four-wave mixing for Au nanoparticles in ion-implanted silica

C. Torres-Torres, A. V. Khomenko, J. C. Cheang-Wong, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, A. Crespo-Sosa, and A. Oliver  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9248-9253 (2007)

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We report a theoretical and experimental study on the real and imaginary part of the third-order nonlinear optical susceptibility at 532 nm and 7 ns pulse for high-purity silica samples containing Au nanoparticles prepared by ion implantation. We present a method for measuring the magnitude and sign of refractive and absorptive nonlinearities based on four-wave mixing (FWM). This method is derived from a comparison of the light intensities of incident and self-diffracted polarized waves. In the nanosecond regime the samples exhibit saturable absorption and it seems that a thermal effect is the mechanism responsible of nonlinearity of index.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 20, 2007
Published: July 12, 2007

C. Torres-Torres, A. V. Khomenko, J.C. Cheang-Wong, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, A. Crespo-Sosa, and A. Oliver, "Absorptive and refractive nonlinearities by four-wave mixing for Au nanoparticles in ion-implanted silica," Opt. Express 15, 9248-9253 (2007)

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