Nonlinear optical properties of silicon nanoclusters

S. Vijayalakshmi, M. A. George, H. Grebel

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The nonlinear and linear optical responses of Si nanoclusters at λ=355 nm were measured. The nanoclusters were laser ablated on quartz substrates. χ(3) values as high as 2.28×10-5 esu (as measured by the Z-scan technique) and lifetime as long as 143 ns were measured for clusters of an average size of 11 nm. The optical properties were strongly correlated with the clusters' sizes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)708-710
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 10 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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