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Nonlinear spectral properties of layered nanocomposite materials
Author(s): Erik Mikael Vartiainen; Jarkko J. Saarinen; Kai-Erik Peiponen
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Paper Abstract

We present here predictions for a nonlinear optical response of nanocomposites having a layered structure. In particular, we have studied nanocomposites with alternating thin layers of titanium dioxide and nonlinear optical polymers (PT10 and PDHS). It is demonstrated that both enhancement in magnitude and change in spectral properties of the degenerate third-order nonlinear susceptibility can be tailored in such composites.

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Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.525190
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Erik Mikael Vartiainen, Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Jarkko J. Saarinen, Univ. of Joensuu (Finland)
Kai-Erik Peiponen, Univ. of Joensuu (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life

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