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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3435–3437

Ultrafast optical nonlinearity enhancement in metallodielectric multilayer stacks

Guohong Ma and Sing Hai Tang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 23, pp. 3435-3437 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003435


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Abstract

Metal–dielectric multilayer films show high transmission at some specific wavelengths of light due to multiple Bragg reflections. By designing the multilayer structure, the high transmission position can be tuned to be on resonance with the laser wavelength at which the light can penetrate into the highly nonlinear metallic layers, leading to an enhanced nonlinear optical response. By employing a femtosecond optical Kerr technique, we experimentally investigated Ag Ti O 2 multilayer stacks, and an enhanced nonlinear optical response was observed.

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OCIS Codes
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2007
Published: November 28, 2007

Citation
Guohong Ma and Sing Hai Tang, "Ultrafast optical nonlinearity enhancement in metallodielectric multilayer stacks," Opt. Lett. 32, 3435-3437 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-23-3435


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