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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 26511–26520

Enhancement of nonlinear optical properties of BaTiO3 nanoparticles by the addition of silver seeds

Brian G. Yust, Neema Razavi, Francisco Pedraza, Zakary Elliott, Andrew T. Tsin, and Dhiraj K. Sardar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26511-26520 (2012)

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Barium titanate (BaTiO3) is a technologically important material because of its nonlinear properties, such as its strong second harmonic generation and high third order susceptibility. While many nonlinear effects have been extensively studied on the bulk scale, there are still questions regarding the strength of nonlinear effects in nanoparticles. The nonlinear properties of BaTiO3 nanoparticles and nanorods have been studied using the closed aperture z-scan technique. Silver was then grown photochemically on the surface of the BaTiO3 nanoparticles, and it was found that the third order susceptibility increases dramatically.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2012
Published: November 12, 2012

Brian G. Yust, Neema Razavi, Francisco Pedraza, Zakary Elliott, Andrew T. Tsin, and Dhiraj K. Sardar, "Enhancement of nonlinear optical properties of BaTiO3 nanoparticles by the addition of silver seeds," Opt. Express 20, 26511-26520 (2012)

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