Abstract

We study transmission through a composite thin film of coated spherical particles with a metallic core and a nonlinear dielectric shell. Near the surface-plasmon resonance, the optical nonlinearity can be enormously enhanced. We demonstrate that a several order of magnitude reduction in the threshold intensity can be achieved by tuning the microstructure parameters of the composite.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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