Abstract

We formed composite materials with geometries approximating that of the Bruggeman model by filling the pores of a porous glass with optically nonlinear fluids spanning a range of linear refractive indices. The effective linear refractive indices of the composites were measured with a Mach–Zehnder interferometer. The effective nonlinear refractive indices were determined by the Z-scan method. In both cases good agreement between the experimental data and theoretical predictions was found.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Decoupling approximation for the nonlinear-optical response of composite media

D. Stroud and Van E. Wood
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6(4) 778-786 (1989)

Silver–magnesium fluoride cermet films. 2: Optical and electrical properties

M. Gajdardziska-Josifovska, R. C. McPhedran, D. R. McKenzie, and R. E. Collins
Appl. Opt. 28(14) 2744-2753 (1989)

Cancellation of photoinduced absorption in metal nanoparticle composites through a counterintuitive consequence of local field effects

David D. Smith, George Fischer, Robert W. Boyd, and Don A. Gregory
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(7) 1625-1631 (1997)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription