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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5362–5371

Nonlinear optical properties of gold nanoparticles selectively introduced into the periodic microdomains of block copolymers

Kosuke Tsuchiya, Satoshi Nagayasu, Shigeru Okamoto, Tomokatsu Hayakawa, Takehiko Hihara, Katsuhiro Yamamoto, Ichi Takumi, Shigeo Hara, Hirokazu Hasegawa, Satoshi Akasaka, and Naokiyo Kosikawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5362-5371 (2008)

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Nonlinear-optical nanocomposite materials with a photonic crystal structure were fabricated using block copolymers and gold nanoparticles. By dispersing the gold nanoparticles into the selective microdomains of the block copolymers, we could achieve the enhancement of nonlinear optical properties as revealed by the Z-scan technique. The optical nonlinearities were enhanced by the local field effect and the effect of the periodic distribution of the microdomains filled with gold nanoparticles. Furthermore, the highest optical nonlinearity was achieved by matching the domain spacing of the copolymers with the frequency of the surface plasmon resonance peak of the gold.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2008
Published: April 2, 2008

Kosuke Tsuchiya, Satoshi Nagayasu, Shigeru Okamoto, Tomokatsu Hayakawa, Takehiko Hihara, Katsuhiro Yamamoto, Ichi Takumi, Shigeo Hara, Hirokazu Hasegawa, Satoshi Akasaka, and Naokiyo Kosikawa, "Nonlinear optical properties of gold nanoparticles selectively introduced into the periodic microdomains of block copolymers," Opt. Express 16, 5362-5371 (2008)

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