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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1435–1437

Third-order nonlinearity of nickel oxide nanoparticles in toluene

Luis A. Gómez, Cid B. de Araújo, L. M. Rossi, S. H. Masunaga, and R. F. Jardim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1435-1437 (2007)

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We report measurements of the nonlinear refractive index, n 2 , of nickel oxide nanoparticles (NPs) in toluene at 532 nm . The measurements were performed using the Z-scan technique with 80 ps laser pulses at 7 Hz . Large values of n 2 in the range of 10 13 10 12 cm 2 W were measured, and negligible two-photon absorption coefficient was estimated for colloids having NP filling fractions in the range of 10 8 10 7 .

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2007
Published: May 1, 2007

Luis A. Gómez, Cid B. de Araújo, L. M. Rossi, S. H. Masunaga, and R. F. Jardim, "Third-order nonlinearity of nickel oxide nanoparticles in toluene," Opt. Lett. 32, 1435-1437 (2007)

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