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Metal-nanocluster composites made by ion implantation: a novel third-order nonlinear material
Author(s): Richard F. Haglund Jr.; Li Yang; Robert H. Magruder III; Klaus Becker; J. E. Wittig; C. Woody White; Ray A. Zuhr; Lena Yang; Robert R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

We describe our recent studies of metal-insulator nanocluster composites made by ion implantation in such substrates as glass and sapphire. The metal clusters have diameters ranging from 3 to 30 nm. The composites exhibit an electronic nonlinear optical response which is fast on the picosecond time scale. In addition to their evident possibilities for technological application, these materials also offer an unprecedented way of studying unusual properties of composite materials, such as the quantum confinement of conduction-band electrons and the transverse relaxation time T2 as a function of cluster size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1852, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Advanced Materials, (23 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148461
Show Author Affiliations
Richard F. Haglund Jr., Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Li Yang, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Robert H. Magruder III, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Klaus Becker, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
J. E. Wittig, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
C. Woody White, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Ray A. Zuhr, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Lena Yang, CUNY/City College (United States)
Robert R. Alfano, CUNY/City College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1852:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Advanced Materials
Shahab Etemad, Editor(s)

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