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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 17170–17178

Spectral mapping of the third-order optical nonlinearity of glass-metal nanocomposites

Mikko Halonen, Andrey Lipovskii, Valentina Zhurikhina, Dmitry Lyashenko, and Yuri Svirko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 17170-17178 (2009)

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By tuning wavelengths of the femtosecond pump and probe pulses we mapped the nonlinear absorption of copper-glass nanocomposites within 520 - 620 nm range. At the pump intensity of 3 GW/cm2, the induced transmission rise was as high as 20%. The imaginary part of the third-order optical susceptibility of the nanocomposites as a function of the probe wavelength reproduced well the spectral profile of the surface plasmon resonance in copper. In contrast, the imaginary part of the third-order optical susceptibility as a function of the pump wavelength did not reproduce the plasmon profile being wider than the latter.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2009
Published: September 11, 2009

Mikko Halonen, Andrey Lipovskii, Valentina Zhurikhina, Dmitry Lyashenko, and Yuri Svirko, "Spectral mapping of the third-order optical nonlinearity of glass-metal nanocomposites," Opt. Express 17, 17170-17178 (2009)

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