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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1985
  • pp: 511–513

Surface-mediated enhancement of optical phase conjugation in metal colloids

D. Ricard, Ph. Roussignol, and Chr. Flytzanis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 10, pp. 511-513 (1985)

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We show that the optical phase-conjugated reflectivity from silver and gold colloids is enhanced by several orders of magnitude. The reflectivity on resonance is comparable with that of CS2 for metal-particle volume concentration of a few parts in 106. We trace this enhancement to the nonlinearities of the electrons in the metal particles and extract the value of their optical Kerr-effect coefficient.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 24, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 1985
Published: October 1, 1985

D. Ricard, Ph. Roussignol, and Chr. Flytzanis, "Surface-mediated enhancement of optical phase conjugation in metal colloids," Opt. Lett. 10, 511-513 (1985)

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