|Título||Third-order nonlinear optical response of colloidal gold nanoparticles prepared by sputtering deposition
Castro, Hermerson Pablo Silva
Santos, Heberton Wender Luiz dos
Alencar, Marcio André Rodrigues Cavalcanti de
Teixeira, Sergio Ribeiro
Hickmann, Jandir Miguel
|Abstract||The nonlinear optical responses of gold nanoparticles dispersed in castor oil produced by sputtering deposition were investigated, using the thermally managed Z-scan technique. Particles with spherical shape and 2.6 nm of average diameter were obtained and characterized by transmission electron microscopy and small angle X-ray scattering. This colloid was highly stable, without the presence of chemical impurities, neither stabilizers. It was observed that this system presents a large refractive third-order nonlinear response and a negligible nonlinear absorption. Moreover, the evaluation of the all-optical switching figures of merit demonstrated that the colloidal nanoparticles prepared by sputtering deposition have a good potential for the development of ultrafast photonic devices.
|Contido em||Journal of applied physics. New York. Vol. 114, no. 18 (Nov. 2013), 183104, 7 p.
Deposição por sputtering
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Microscopia eletrônica de transmissão
|Tipo||Artigo de periódico
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