Nonlinear and linear properties of silicon nanoclusters

S. Vijayalakshmi, H. Grebel

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The nonlinear optical behavior of silicon nanoclusters embedded on glass or quartz substrates is studied using laser ablation. In order to determine the nonlinearity of silicon nanoclusters, transmission and Z-scan experiments were performed. The results indicate that the nonlinearity is related to the size of the clusters: larger clusters absorb higher intensities, while smaller clusters show only the bleaching effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-391
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 9th Annual Meeting of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS'96. Part 2 (of 2) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 18 1996Nov 21 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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