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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2004
  • pp: 370–372

Optical properties of structurally modified glasses doped with gold ions

Jianrong Qiu, Xiongwei Jiang, Congshan Zhu, Hideyuki Inouye, Jinhai Si, and Kazuyuki Hirao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 370-372 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000370


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Abstract

We report on the optical properties of a structurally modified silicate glass doped with Au ions. The area in the vicinity of the focal point of an 800-nm femtosecond laser in a glass sample became gray as a result of the formation of color centers after laser irradiation and turned red because of precipitation of Au nanoparticles after further annealing at 550 °C for 30 min. When the glass was excited by UV light at 365 nm, yellowish-white and orange-yellow emissions were observed in the laser-irradiated and the Au-nanoparticle-precipitated area, respectively. An optical Kerr shutter experiment showed that the Au nanoparticle-precipitated glass had an ultrafast nonlinear optical response, and the third-order nonlinear susceptibility was estimated to be ~10-11 esu .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.3450) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced chemistry
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

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Jianrong Qiu, Xiongwei Jiang, Congshan Zhu, Hideyuki Inouye, Jinhai Si, and Kazuyuki Hirao, "Optical properties of structurally modified glasses doped with gold ions," Opt. Lett. 29, 370-372 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-4-370


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