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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1831–1833

Contribution of dipolar interactions to third-order nonlinear dielectric susceptibility of nanocomposites

Andrey V. Panov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 11, pp. 1831-1833 (2010)

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We consider an ensemble of identical semiconductor nanoparticles randomly embedded into dielectric matrix. The nanoparticles are polarized by the laser irradiation having linear polarization. The contribution of dipole–dipole interactions to third-order dielectric susceptibility is calculated by using mean random field method. It is shown that this contribution always has a negative sign, and it can be comparable with the values of optical nonlinearity observed experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

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Original Manuscript: February 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2010
Published: May 24, 2010

Andrey V. Panov, "Contribution of dipolar interactions to third-order nonlinear dielectric susceptibility of nanocomposites," Opt. Lett. 35, 1831-1833 (2010)

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