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Chin. Opt. Lett.
 Home  List of Issues    Issue 03 , Vol. 17 , 2019    10.3788/COL201917.032601

Enhanced nonlinearity for filamentation in gold-nanoparticle-doped water
Shuai Yuan1, Lirong Wang1, Fengjiang Liu2, Fengquan Zhou1, Min Li1, Hui Xu1, Yuan Nie1, Junyi Nan2, and Heping Zeng1;2
1 Shanghai Key Laboratory of Modern Optical System, Engineering Research Center of Optical Instrument and System, Ministry of Education, School of Optical-Electrical and Computer Engineering, [University of Shanghai for Science and Technology], Shanghai 200093, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, [East China Normal University], Shanghai 200062 , China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2019, 17(03): pp.032601

Topic:Physical optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 260.5950  320.7110  320.6629  160.4236  

We report a universal approach based on the surface plasmon resonances (SPRs) attained in filamentation in water doped with gold nanoparticles for enhancing the nonlinear refractive index. The filament-induced supercontinuum spectrum in water overlaps with SPRs of gold nanospheres, which further leads to a modification on the Kerr nonlinear refractive index. In our experiment, the measured nonlinear refractive index (n2) in water doped with gold nanoparticles increases by six times, as compared with that in pure water. Such enhancement may be useful for filament-induced nonlinear applications with modest incident intensity.

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Get Citation: Shuai Yuan, Lirong Wang, Fengjiang Liu, Fengquan Zhou, Min Li, Hui Xu, Yuan Nie, Junyi Nan, and Heping Zeng, "Enhanced nonlinearity for filamentation in gold-nanoparticle-doped water," Chin. Opt. Lett. 17(03), 032601(2019)

Note: This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (No. 2018YFB0504400), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61505106 and 11504237), the Innovation Program of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (No. 201701070007E00007), and the Shanghai Chenguang Project (No. 15CG51).


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