24 December 2014 Z-scan studies of nonlinear optical properties of colloidal gold nanorods and nanoshells
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A quantitative comparison of third-order nonlinear optical properties of colloidal gold nanoshells (NSs) and gold nanorods (NRs) in water solutions has been carried out using open- and closed-aperture Z-scan measurements, performed with femtosecond laser pulses over a broad range of wavelengths. Absorption saturation was found to be a dominant effect for all the studied nanoparticles; however, two-photon absorption (2PA) properties were also detected, and were clearly resolved especially at the shortest wavelengths used. The value of the merit factor σ2/M (2PA cross section scaled by the molecular weight) for the NRs (10×35  nm) at 530 nm is 7.5 (GM·mol/g), while for the NSs it is 1.9 (GM·mol/g) at the same wavelength.
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Marta Gordel, Radoslaw Kolkowski, Joanna Olesiak-Banska, Katarzyna Matczyszyn, Malcolm Buckle, Marek Samoć, "Z-scan studies of nonlinear optical properties of colloidal gold nanorods and nanoshells," Journal of Nanophotonics 9(1), 093797 (24 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.9.093797 . Submission:
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