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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6844–6850

Femtosecond third-order nonlinear spectra of lead-germanium oxide glasses containing silver nanoparticles

Leonardo De Boni, Emerson C. Barbano, Thiago A. de Assumpção, Lino Misoguti, Luciana R. P. Kassab, and Sergio C. Zilio  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6844-6850 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.006844


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Abstract

This work reports on the spectral dependence of both nonlinear refraction and absorption in lead-germanium oxide glasses (PbO-GeO2) containing silver nanoparticles. We have found that this material is suitable for all-optical switching at telecom wavelengths but at the visible range it behaves either as a saturable absorber or as an optical limiter.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2012
Published: March 9, 2012

Citation
Leonardo De Boni, Emerson C. Barbano, Thiago A. de Assumpção, Lino Misoguti, Luciana R. P. Kassab, and Sergio C. Zilio, "Femtosecond third-order nonlinear spectra of lead-germanium oxide glasses containing silver nanoparticles," Opt. Express 20, 6844-6850 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-6-6844


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