Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 36, Issue 10, pp 949–960

Saturated absorption and nonlinear refraction of silicate glasses doped with silver nanoparticles at 532 nm

  • R.A. Ganeev
  • A.I. Ryasnyansky
  • A.L. Stepanov
  • T Usmanov

DOI: 10.1007/s11082-004-3392-x

Cite this article as:
Ganeev, R., Ryasnyansky, A., Stepanov, A. et al. Optical and Quantum Electronics (2004) 36: 949. doi:10.1007/s11082-004-3392-x


The nonlinear optical characteristics of silicate glasses doped with silver nanoparticles are investigated by Z-scan technique using second harmonic radiation of picosecond Nd:YAG laser (λ=532 nm, τ=55 ps). The real and imaginary parts of third-order nonlinear susceptibility of silver-contained glasses were measured. It was found that the sign of Imχ(3)was negative due to saturated absorption and the sign of Reχ(3) was changed from negative (self-defocusing) to positive (self-focusing) with growth of laser radiation intensity. The mechanisms responsible for saturated absorption and nonlinear refraction are discussed.

nonlinear absorptionnonlinear refractionsilicate glasssilver nanoparticles

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R.A. Ganeev
    • 1
    • 2
  • A.I. Ryasnyansky
    • 3
    • 4
  • A.L. Stepanov
    • 5
    • 6
  • T Usmanov
    • 1
  1. 1.NPO AkadempriborAkademgorodokUzbekistan
  2. 2.Institute for Solid State PhysicsThe University of TokyoChibaJapan
  3. 3.Samarkand State UniversitySmarkandUzbekistan
  4. 4.Centre de la National de la Recherche ScientifiqueUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieFrance
  5. 5.Institute for Experimental Physics and Erwin Schrödinger Institute for Nanoscale ResearchKarl-Franzens-University GrazAustria
  6. 6.Kazan Physics-Technical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesRussia