Nonlinear optical response of nanoparticle single layers: Polarization and structural effects

S. Achilli*, M. Allione, M. Patrini, A. Stella, A. M. Malvezzi, R. Kofman

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Abstract

Metallic nanoparticles embedded in a dielectric matrix are simple structures which combine the ease of preparation with unique nonlinear properties, characterizing waveguiding effects which are of interest for optical switching applications. In this work, the linear and nonlinear optical response of Gallium nanoparticle layers are investigated. Gallium is adopted as the metallic constituent due to its high second-order nonlinear response and to the possibility of positioning the phase transition between the solid and the liquid state in the range from liquid nitrogen to room temperature. Here we focus our attention on the nonlinear response at the second harmonic generated frequency as obtained by impinging with femtosecond high repetition-rate laser pulses on monolayers of Ga nanoparticles (with radii ranging from 6 to 80 nm) embedded in different dielectric matrices, i.e. SiOx and TiO2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanoscale Devices, Materials, and Biological Systems
Subtitle of host publicationFundamental and Applications - Proceedings of the International Symposium
EditorsM. Cahay, M. Urquidi-Macdonald, S. Bandyopadhyay, P. Guo, H. Hasegawa, N. Koshida, J.P. Leburton, D.J. Lockwood, S. Seal, A. Stella
Pages325-333
Number of pages9
VolumePV 2004-13
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventNanoscale Devices, Materials, and Biological Systems: Fundamental and Applications - Proceedings of the International Symposium - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2004Oct 8 2004

Other

OtherNanoscale Devices, Materials, and Biological Systems: Fundamental and Applications - Proceedings of the International Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period10/3/0410/8/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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