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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2014
  • pp: 177–182

Measurement of nonlinear optical refraction of composite material based on sapphire with silver by Kerr-lens autocorrelation method

Xiang-xiang Yu and Yu-hua Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 177-182 (2014)

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Silver nanoparticles synthesized in a synthetic sapphire matrix were fabricated by ion implantation using the metal vapor vacuum arc ion source. The optical absorption spectrum of the Ag: Al2O3 composite material has been measured. The analysis of the supercontinuum spectrum displayed the nonlinear refractive property of this kind of sample. Nonlinear optical refraction index was identified at 800 nm excitation using the Kerr-lens autocorrelation (KLAC) technique. The spectrum showed that the material possessed self-defocusing property (n2 = −1.1 × 10−15 cm2/W). The mechanism of nonlinear refraction has been discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2013
Published: January 2, 2014

Xiang-xiang Yu and Yu-hua Wang, "Measurement of nonlinear optical refraction of composite material based on sapphire with silver by Kerr-lens autocorrelation method," Opt. Express 22, 177-182 (2014)

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