Micro-optical nonlinearity of a silver oxide layer

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Author(s)

  • Toshio Fukaya
  • Dorothea Büchel
  • Shunichiro Shinbori
  • Junji Tominaga
  • Nobufumi Atoda
  • Wei Chi Lin

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6139-6144
Journal / PublicationJournal of Applied Physics
Volume89
Issue number11 I
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We studied the near-field formation mechanism of a silver oxide thin film sandwiched between protective layers using a pump probe with nanosecond laser pulse irradiation and tapping-mode tuning-fork near-field scanning optical microscopy. A multilayer composed of ZnS-SiO2/ Ag2O/ZnS-SiO2 showed abnormal optical nonlinear properties compared to ordinary third-order nonlinear materials. The Ag2O layer played a role in generating a strong light scattering center in a reversible chemical reaction in only a small area of the multilayer, and the optical near field produced about the scattering center was 40 times stronger than that produced by an antimony layer instead of Ag2O. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.

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Micro-optical nonlinearity of a silver oxide layer. / Fukaya, Toshio; Büchel, Dorothea; Shinbori, Shunichiro et al.
In: Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 89, No. 11 I, 06.2001, p. 6139-6144.

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