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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13438–13447

Third-order optical nonlinearity at 800 and 1300 nm in bismuthate glasses doped with silver nanoparticles

Feifei Chen, Junwen Cheng, Shixun Dai, Zhe Xu, Wei Ji, Ruiqin Tan, and Qinyuan Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13438-13447 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.013438


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Abstract

Large and ultrafast third-order optical nonlinearities in Ag-doped bismuthate glasses which are prepared by incorporating Ag ions into bismuthate glasses to form Ag nanoparticles through a consecutive melting–quenching–annealing technique are reported. Due to the high refractive index of bismuthate glass, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of Ag nanoparticles is extendable to 1400 nm, resulting in a higher nonlinear refractive index than bismuthate glass. Femtosecond Z-scans show that the nonlinear refractive index, as high as 9.4 × 10−17 and 5.6 × 10−18 m2 W−1 at 800 and 1300 nm, respectively, can be achieved by selecting an optimized concentration of Ag nano-sized particles. And two-photon absorption at 800 nm is suppressed due to a blue shift in the band-gap of Ag-doped bismuthate glasses, as compared to pristine bismuthate glasses. Optical Kerr shutter technique reveals that these nonlinearities have a relaxation time of < 1 ps.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2014
Published: May 27, 2014

Citation
Feifei Chen, Junwen Cheng, Shixun Dai, Zhe Xu, Wei Ji, Ruiqin Tan, and Qinyuan Zhang, "Third-order optical nonlinearity at 800 and 1300 nm in bismuthate glasses doped with silver nanoparticles," Opt. Express 22, 13438-13447 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-11-13438


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