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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1993
  • pp: 373–375

Picosecond nonlinear optical response of a Cu:silica nanocluster composite

R. F. Haglund, Jr., L. Yang, R. H. Magruder, III, J. E. Wittig, K. Becker, and R. A. Zuhr  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 373-375 (1993)

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We describe the picosecond nonlinear optical response of a metal–dielectric composite made by implanting Cu ions in fused silica. The implanted Cu ions aggregate during implantation to form nanometer-diameter clusters in a dense, thin (~150 nm) layer just beneath the surface of the substrate. The third-order susceptibility χ(3) has an electronic component with a magnitude of the order of 10−8 esu and is enhanced for laser wavelengths near the surface plasmon resonance of the copper colloids.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 9, 1992
Published: March 1, 1993

R. F. Haglund, R. H. Magruder, K. Becker, R. A. Zuhr, J. E. Wittig, and L. Yang, "Picosecond nonlinear optical response of a Cu:silica nanocluster composite," Opt. Lett. 18, 373-375 (1993)

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