Abstract

We present an integrated plasmonic nanocomposite showing a nonlinear optical response changing its sign with wavelength, depending on its position with respect to the surface plasmon resonance of the nanocomposite. This nanocomposite is a SiO2 matrix containing both, embedded quasi-spherical Ag nanoparticles and silicon quantum dots. The wavelengths used for the picosecond Z-scan study were 355 and 532 nm, which are localized at both sides of the surface plasmon resonance of the Ag nanoparticles (395 nm), and 1064 nm, which is localized well far away of it. The integrated plasmonic system shows a positive nonlinear refraction below the plasmon resonance, changing to a negative value for wavelengths above resonance. On the other hand, below resonance the nonlinear absorption is cancelled due to opposite responses from the individual nanosystems, while above resonance only saturable absorption is observed.

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R. C. Fernández-Hernández, R. Gleason-Villagran, C. Torres-Torres, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodriguez-Fernández, A. López-Suarez, R. Rangel-Rojo, A. Oliver, and J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic metallic nanocomposites,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 274, 012074 (2011).
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2010

M. Trejo-Valdez, R. Torres-Martínez, N. Peréa-López, P. Santiago-Jacinto, and C. Torres-Torres, “Contribution of the two-photon absorption to the third order nonlinearity of Au nanoparticles embedded in TiO2 films and in ethanol suspension,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(22), 10108–10113 (2010).
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D. Torres-Torres, M. Trejo-Valdez, L. Castañeda, C. Torres-Torres, L. Tamayo-Rivera, R. C. Fernández-Hernández, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. Muñoz-Saldaña, R. Rangel-Rojo, and A. Oliver, “Inhibition of the two-photon absorption response exhibited by a bilayer TiO2 film with embedded Au nanoparticles,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16406–16417 (2010).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009

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[CrossRef]

G. Boudebs and K. Fedus, “Absolute measurement of the nonlinear refractive indices of reference materials,” J. Appl. Phys. 105(10), 103106 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

Y. H. Wang, S. J. Peng, J. D. Lu, R. W. Wang, Y. L. Mao, and Y. G. Cheng, “Optical properties of Cu and Ag nanoparticles synthesized in glass by ion implantation,” Vacuum 83(2), 408–411 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. L. González, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, and C. Noguez, “Optical properties of elongated noble metal nanoparticles,” J. Phys. Chem. C 112(19), 7356–7362 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Torres-Torres, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, and A. Oliver, “Optical third-order nonlinearity by nanosecond and picosecond pulses in Cu nanoparticles in ion-implanted silica,” J. Appl. Phys. 104(1), 014306 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

C. Noguez, “Surface plasmons on metal nanoparticles: the influence of shape and physical environment,” J. Phys. Chem. C 111(10), 3806–3819 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

H. Mertens, J. S. Biteen, H. A. Atwater, and A. Polman, “Polarization-selective plasmon-enhanced silicon quantum-dot luminescence,” Nano Lett. 6(11), 2622–2625 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Oliver, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, C. E. Román-Velázquez, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. A. Seman, and C. Noguez, “Controlled anisotropic deformation of Ag nanoparticles by Si ion irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 74(24), 245425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

C. E. Talley, J. B. Jackson, C. Oubre, N. K. Grady, C. W. Hollars, S. M. Lane, T. R. Huser, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from individual au nanoparticles and nanoparticle dimer substrates,” Nano Lett. 5(8), 1569–1574 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1997

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1990

M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T.-H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(4), 760–769 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1988

F. Hache, D. Ricard, C. Flytzanis, and U. Kreibig, “The Optical Kerr Effect in Small Metal Particles and Metal Colloids: The Case of Gold,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 47(4), 347–357 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Atwater, H. A.

H. Mertens, J. S. Biteen, H. A. Atwater, and A. Polman, “Polarization-selective plasmon-enhanced silicon quantum-dot luminescence,” Nano Lett. 6(11), 2622–2625 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Biteen, J. S.

H. Mertens, J. S. Biteen, H. A. Atwater, and A. Polman, “Polarization-selective plasmon-enhanced silicon quantum-dot luminescence,” Nano Lett. 6(11), 2622–2625 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bocchio, N.

areJ. Fischer, N. Bocchio, A. Unger, H.-J. Butt, K. Koynov, and M. Kreiter, “Near-field-mediated enhancement of two-photon-induced fluorescence on plasmonic nanostructures,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(49), 20968–20973 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Boudebs, G.

G. Boudebs and K. Fedus, “Absolute measurement of the nonlinear refractive indices of reference materials,” J. Appl. Phys. 105(10), 103106 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Butt, H.-J.

areJ. Fischer, N. Bocchio, A. Unger, H.-J. Butt, K. Koynov, and M. Kreiter, “Near-field-mediated enhancement of two-photon-induced fluorescence on plasmonic nanostructures,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(49), 20968–20973 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Castañeda, L.

Chang, S.-H.

Y. H. Su, S.-L. Tu, S.-W. Tseng, Y.-C. Chang, S.-H. Chang, and W.-M. Zhang, “Influence of surface plasmon resonance on the emission intermittency of photoluminescence from gold nano-sea-urchins,” Nanoscale 2(12), 2639–2646 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chang, Y.-C.

Y. H. Su, S.-L. Tu, S.-W. Tseng, Y.-C. Chang, S.-H. Chang, and W.-M. Zhang, “Influence of surface plasmon resonance on the emission intermittency of photoluminescence from gold nano-sea-urchins,” Nanoscale 2(12), 2639–2646 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cheang-Wong, J. C.

R. C. Fernández-Hernández, R. Gleason-Villagran, C. Torres-Torres, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodriguez-Fernández, A. López-Suarez, R. Rangel-Rojo, A. Oliver, and J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic metallic nanocomposites,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 274, 012074 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Torres-Torres, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, and A. Oliver, “Optical third-order nonlinearity by nanosecond and picosecond pulses in Cu nanoparticles in ion-implanted silica,” J. Appl. Phys. 104(1), 014306 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Oliver, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, C. E. Román-Velázquez, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. A. Seman, and C. Noguez, “Controlled anisotropic deformation of Ag nanoparticles by Si ion irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 74(24), 245425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, Y. G.

Y. H. Wang, S. J. Peng, J. D. Lu, R. W. Wang, Y. L. Mao, and Y. G. Cheng, “Optical properties of Cu and Ag nanoparticles synthesized in glass by ion implantation,” Vacuum 83(2), 408–411 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Crespo-Sosa, A.

R. C. Fernández-Hernández, R. Gleason-Villagran, C. Torres-Torres, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodriguez-Fernández, A. López-Suarez, R. Rangel-Rojo, A. Oliver, and J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic metallic nanocomposites,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 274, 012074 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Torres-Torres, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, and A. Oliver, “Optical third-order nonlinearity by nanosecond and picosecond pulses in Cu nanoparticles in ion-implanted silica,” J. Appl. Phys. 104(1), 014306 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Oliver, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, C. E. Román-Velázquez, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. A. Seman, and C. Noguez, “Controlled anisotropic deformation of Ag nanoparticles by Si ion irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 74(24), 245425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Danckwerts, M.

S. Palomba, M. Danckwerts, and L. Novotny, “Nolinear plasmonics with gold nanoparticle antenna,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 11(11), 114030 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Dasari, R. R.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fedus, K.

G. Boudebs and K. Fedus, “Absolute measurement of the nonlinear refractive indices of reference materials,” J. Appl. Phys. 105(10), 103106 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Feld, M. S.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fernández-Hernández, R. C.

R. C. Fernández-Hernández, R. Gleason-Villagran, C. Torres-Torres, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodriguez-Fernández, A. López-Suarez, R. Rangel-Rojo, A. Oliver, and J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic metallic nanocomposites,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 274, 012074 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Torres-Torres, M. Trejo-Valdez, L. Castañeda, C. Torres-Torres, L. Tamayo-Rivera, R. C. Fernández-Hernández, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. Muñoz-Saldaña, R. Rangel-Rojo, and A. Oliver, “Inhibition of the two-photon absorption response exhibited by a bilayer TiO2 film with embedded Au nanoparticles,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16406–16417 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fischer, J.

areJ. Fischer, N. Bocchio, A. Unger, H.-J. Butt, K. Koynov, and M. Kreiter, “Near-field-mediated enhancement of two-photon-induced fluorescence on plasmonic nanostructures,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(49), 20968–20973 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Flytzanis, C.

F. Hache, D. Ricard, C. Flytzanis, and U. Kreibig, “The Optical Kerr Effect in Small Metal Particles and Metal Colloids: The Case of Gold,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 47(4), 347–357 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Fu, M.

Gleason-Villagran, R.

R. C. Fernández-Hernández, R. Gleason-Villagran, C. Torres-Torres, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodriguez-Fernández, A. López-Suarez, R. Rangel-Rojo, A. Oliver, and J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic metallic nanocomposites,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 274, 012074 (2011).
[CrossRef]

González, A. L.

A. L. González, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, and C. Noguez, “Optical properties of elongated noble metal nanoparticles,” J. Phys. Chem. C 112(19), 7356–7362 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Grady, N. K.

C. E. Talley, J. B. Jackson, C. Oubre, N. K. Grady, C. W. Hollars, S. M. Lane, T. R. Huser, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from individual au nanoparticles and nanoparticle dimer substrates,” Nano Lett. 5(8), 1569–1574 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hache, F.

F. Hache, D. Ricard, C. Flytzanis, and U. Kreibig, “The Optical Kerr Effect in Small Metal Particles and Metal Colloids: The Case of Gold,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 47(4), 347–357 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Hagan, D. J.

M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T.-H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(4), 760–769 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Halas, N. J.

C. E. Talley, J. B. Jackson, C. Oubre, N. K. Grady, C. W. Hollars, S. M. Lane, T. R. Huser, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from individual au nanoparticles and nanoparticle dimer substrates,” Nano Lett. 5(8), 1569–1574 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hollars, C. W.

C. E. Talley, J. B. Jackson, C. Oubre, N. K. Grady, C. W. Hollars, S. M. Lane, T. R. Huser, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from individual au nanoparticles and nanoparticle dimer substrates,” Nano Lett. 5(8), 1569–1574 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Huser, T. R.

C. E. Talley, J. B. Jackson, C. Oubre, N. K. Grady, C. W. Hollars, S. M. Lane, T. R. Huser, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from individual au nanoparticles and nanoparticle dimer substrates,” Nano Lett. 5(8), 1569–1574 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Itzkan, I.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jackson, J. B.

C. E. Talley, J. B. Jackson, C. Oubre, N. K. Grady, C. W. Hollars, S. M. Lane, T. R. Huser, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from individual au nanoparticles and nanoparticle dimer substrates,” Nano Lett. 5(8), 1569–1574 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kneipp, H.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kneipp, K.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Koynov, K.

areJ. Fischer, N. Bocchio, A. Unger, H.-J. Butt, K. Koynov, and M. Kreiter, “Near-field-mediated enhancement of two-photon-induced fluorescence on plasmonic nanostructures,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(49), 20968–20973 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kreibig, U.

F. Hache, D. Ricard, C. Flytzanis, and U. Kreibig, “The Optical Kerr Effect in Small Metal Particles and Metal Colloids: The Case of Gold,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 47(4), 347–357 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Kreiter, M.

areJ. Fischer, N. Bocchio, A. Unger, H.-J. Butt, K. Koynov, and M. Kreiter, “Near-field-mediated enhancement of two-photon-induced fluorescence on plasmonic nanostructures,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(49), 20968–20973 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lane, S. M.

C. E. Talley, J. B. Jackson, C. Oubre, N. K. Grady, C. W. Hollars, S. M. Lane, T. R. Huser, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from individual au nanoparticles and nanoparticle dimer substrates,” Nano Lett. 5(8), 1569–1574 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Long, H.

López-Suarez, A.

R. C. Fernández-Hernández, R. Gleason-Villagran, C. Torres-Torres, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodriguez-Fernández, A. López-Suarez, R. Rangel-Rojo, A. Oliver, and J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic metallic nanocomposites,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 274, 012074 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Lu, J. D.

Y. H. Wang, S. J. Peng, J. D. Lu, R. W. Wang, Y. L. Mao, and Y. G. Cheng, “Optical properties of Cu and Ag nanoparticles synthesized in glass by ion implantation,” Vacuum 83(2), 408–411 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lu, P.

Mao, Y. L.

Y. H. Wang, S. J. Peng, J. D. Lu, R. W. Wang, Y. L. Mao, and Y. G. Cheng, “Optical properties of Cu and Ag nanoparticles synthesized in glass by ion implantation,” Vacuum 83(2), 408–411 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mertens, H.

H. Mertens, J. S. Biteen, H. A. Atwater, and A. Polman, “Polarization-selective plasmon-enhanced silicon quantum-dot luminescence,” Nano Lett. 6(11), 2622–2625 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Muñoz-Saldaña, J.

Noguez, C.

A. L. González, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, and C. Noguez, “Optical properties of elongated noble metal nanoparticles,” J. Phys. Chem. C 112(19), 7356–7362 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Noguez, “Surface plasmons on metal nanoparticles: the influence of shape and physical environment,” J. Phys. Chem. C 111(10), 3806–3819 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Oliver, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, C. E. Román-Velázquez, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. A. Seman, and C. Noguez, “Controlled anisotropic deformation of Ag nanoparticles by Si ion irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 74(24), 245425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nordlander, P.

C. E. Talley, J. B. Jackson, C. Oubre, N. K. Grady, C. W. Hollars, S. M. Lane, T. R. Huser, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from individual au nanoparticles and nanoparticle dimer substrates,” Nano Lett. 5(8), 1569–1574 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Novotny, L.

S. Palomba, M. Danckwerts, and L. Novotny, “Nolinear plasmonics with gold nanoparticle antenna,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 11(11), 114030 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Oliver, A.

R. C. Fernández-Hernández, R. Gleason-Villagran, C. Torres-Torres, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodriguez-Fernández, A. López-Suarez, R. Rangel-Rojo, A. Oliver, and J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic metallic nanocomposites,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 274, 012074 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Torres-Torres, M. Trejo-Valdez, L. Castañeda, C. Torres-Torres, L. Tamayo-Rivera, R. C. Fernández-Hernández, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. Muñoz-Saldaña, R. Rangel-Rojo, and A. Oliver, “Inhibition of the two-photon absorption response exhibited by a bilayer TiO2 film with embedded Au nanoparticles,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16406–16417 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Torres-Torres, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, and A. Oliver, “Optical third-order nonlinearity by nanosecond and picosecond pulses in Cu nanoparticles in ion-implanted silica,” J. Appl. Phys. 104(1), 014306 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Oliver, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, C. E. Román-Velázquez, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. A. Seman, and C. Noguez, “Controlled anisotropic deformation of Ag nanoparticles by Si ion irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 74(24), 245425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Oubre, C.

C. E. Talley, J. B. Jackson, C. Oubre, N. K. Grady, C. W. Hollars, S. M. Lane, T. R. Huser, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from individual au nanoparticles and nanoparticle dimer substrates,” Nano Lett. 5(8), 1569–1574 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Palomba, S.

S. Palomba, M. Danckwerts, and L. Novotny, “Nolinear plasmonics with gold nanoparticle antenna,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 11(11), 114030 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Peng, S. J.

Y. H. Wang, S. J. Peng, J. D. Lu, R. W. Wang, Y. L. Mao, and Y. G. Cheng, “Optical properties of Cu and Ag nanoparticles synthesized in glass by ion implantation,” Vacuum 83(2), 408–411 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Peréa-López, N.

M. Trejo-Valdez, R. Torres-Martínez, N. Peréa-López, P. Santiago-Jacinto, and C. Torres-Torres, “Contribution of the two-photon absorption to the third order nonlinearity of Au nanoparticles embedded in TiO2 films and in ethanol suspension,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(22), 10108–10113 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Perelman, L. T.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Polman, A.

H. Mertens, J. S. Biteen, H. A. Atwater, and A. Polman, “Polarization-selective plasmon-enhanced silicon quantum-dot luminescence,” Nano Lett. 6(11), 2622–2625 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rangel-Rojo, R.

R. C. Fernández-Hernández, R. Gleason-Villagran, C. Torres-Torres, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodriguez-Fernández, A. López-Suarez, R. Rangel-Rojo, A. Oliver, and J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic metallic nanocomposites,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 274, 012074 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Torres-Torres, M. Trejo-Valdez, L. Castañeda, C. Torres-Torres, L. Tamayo-Rivera, R. C. Fernández-Hernández, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. Muñoz-Saldaña, R. Rangel-Rojo, and A. Oliver, “Inhibition of the two-photon absorption response exhibited by a bilayer TiO2 film with embedded Au nanoparticles,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16406–16417 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Reyes-Esqueda, J. A.

R. C. Fernández-Hernández, R. Gleason-Villagran, C. Torres-Torres, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodriguez-Fernández, A. López-Suarez, R. Rangel-Rojo, A. Oliver, and J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic metallic nanocomposites,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 274, 012074 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Torres-Torres, M. Trejo-Valdez, L. Castañeda, C. Torres-Torres, L. Tamayo-Rivera, R. C. Fernández-Hernández, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. Muñoz-Saldaña, R. Rangel-Rojo, and A. Oliver, “Inhibition of the two-photon absorption response exhibited by a bilayer TiO2 film with embedded Au nanoparticles,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16406–16417 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. L. González, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, and C. Noguez, “Optical properties of elongated noble metal nanoparticles,” J. Phys. Chem. C 112(19), 7356–7362 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Torres-Torres, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, and A. Oliver, “Optical third-order nonlinearity by nanosecond and picosecond pulses in Cu nanoparticles in ion-implanted silica,” J. Appl. Phys. 104(1), 014306 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Oliver, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, C. E. Román-Velázquez, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. A. Seman, and C. Noguez, “Controlled anisotropic deformation of Ag nanoparticles by Si ion irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 74(24), 245425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ricard, D.

F. Hache, D. Ricard, C. Flytzanis, and U. Kreibig, “The Optical Kerr Effect in Small Metal Particles and Metal Colloids: The Case of Gold,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 47(4), 347–357 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Rodriguez-Fernández, L.

R. C. Fernández-Hernández, R. Gleason-Villagran, C. Torres-Torres, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodriguez-Fernández, A. López-Suarez, R. Rangel-Rojo, A. Oliver, and J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic metallic nanocomposites,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 274, 012074 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Rodríguez-Fernández, L.

C. Torres-Torres, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, and A. Oliver, “Optical third-order nonlinearity by nanosecond and picosecond pulses in Cu nanoparticles in ion-implanted silica,” J. Appl. Phys. 104(1), 014306 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Oliver, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, C. E. Román-Velázquez, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. A. Seman, and C. Noguez, “Controlled anisotropic deformation of Ag nanoparticles by Si ion irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 74(24), 245425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Román-Velázquez, C. E.

A. Oliver, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, C. E. Román-Velázquez, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. A. Seman, and C. Noguez, “Controlled anisotropic deformation of Ag nanoparticles by Si ion irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 74(24), 245425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Said, A. A.

M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T.-H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(4), 760–769 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Santiago-Jacinto, P.

M. Trejo-Valdez, R. Torres-Martínez, N. Peréa-López, P. Santiago-Jacinto, and C. Torres-Torres, “Contribution of the two-photon absorption to the third order nonlinearity of Au nanoparticles embedded in TiO2 films and in ethanol suspension,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(22), 10108–10113 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Seman, J. A.

A. Oliver, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, C. E. Román-Velázquez, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. A. Seman, and C. Noguez, “Controlled anisotropic deformation of Ag nanoparticles by Si ion irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 74(24), 245425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sheik-Bahae, M.

M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T.-H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(4), 760–769 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Su, Y. H.

Y. H. Su, S.-L. Tu, S.-W. Tseng, Y.-C. Chang, S.-H. Chang, and W.-M. Zhang, “Influence of surface plasmon resonance on the emission intermittency of photoluminescence from gold nano-sea-urchins,” Nanoscale 2(12), 2639–2646 (2010).
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C. E. Talley, J. B. Jackson, C. Oubre, N. K. Grady, C. W. Hollars, S. M. Lane, T. R. Huser, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from individual au nanoparticles and nanoparticle dimer substrates,” Nano Lett. 5(8), 1569–1574 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tamayo-Rivera, L.

Torres-Martínez, R.

M. Trejo-Valdez, R. Torres-Martínez, N. Peréa-López, P. Santiago-Jacinto, and C. Torres-Torres, “Contribution of the two-photon absorption to the third order nonlinearity of Au nanoparticles embedded in TiO2 films and in ethanol suspension,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(22), 10108–10113 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Torres-Torres, C.

R. C. Fernández-Hernández, R. Gleason-Villagran, C. Torres-Torres, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodriguez-Fernández, A. López-Suarez, R. Rangel-Rojo, A. Oliver, and J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic metallic nanocomposites,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 274, 012074 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Torres-Torres, M. Trejo-Valdez, L. Castañeda, C. Torres-Torres, L. Tamayo-Rivera, R. C. Fernández-Hernández, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. Muñoz-Saldaña, R. Rangel-Rojo, and A. Oliver, “Inhibition of the two-photon absorption response exhibited by a bilayer TiO2 film with embedded Au nanoparticles,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16406–16417 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Trejo-Valdez, R. Torres-Martínez, N. Peréa-López, P. Santiago-Jacinto, and C. Torres-Torres, “Contribution of the two-photon absorption to the third order nonlinearity of Au nanoparticles embedded in TiO2 films and in ethanol suspension,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(22), 10108–10113 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Torres-Torres, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, and A. Oliver, “Optical third-order nonlinearity by nanosecond and picosecond pulses in Cu nanoparticles in ion-implanted silica,” J. Appl. Phys. 104(1), 014306 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Torres-Torres, D.

Trejo-Valdez, M.

D. Torres-Torres, M. Trejo-Valdez, L. Castañeda, C. Torres-Torres, L. Tamayo-Rivera, R. C. Fernández-Hernández, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. Muñoz-Saldaña, R. Rangel-Rojo, and A. Oliver, “Inhibition of the two-photon absorption response exhibited by a bilayer TiO2 film with embedded Au nanoparticles,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16406–16417 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Trejo-Valdez, R. Torres-Martínez, N. Peréa-López, P. Santiago-Jacinto, and C. Torres-Torres, “Contribution of the two-photon absorption to the third order nonlinearity of Au nanoparticles embedded in TiO2 films and in ethanol suspension,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(22), 10108–10113 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tseng, S.-W.

Y. H. Su, S.-L. Tu, S.-W. Tseng, Y.-C. Chang, S.-H. Chang, and W.-M. Zhang, “Influence of surface plasmon resonance on the emission intermittency of photoluminescence from gold nano-sea-urchins,” Nanoscale 2(12), 2639–2646 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tu, S.-L.

Y. H. Su, S.-L. Tu, S.-W. Tseng, Y.-C. Chang, S.-H. Chang, and W.-M. Zhang, “Influence of surface plasmon resonance on the emission intermittency of photoluminescence from gold nano-sea-urchins,” Nanoscale 2(12), 2639–2646 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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areJ. Fischer, N. Bocchio, A. Unger, H.-J. Butt, K. Koynov, and M. Kreiter, “Near-field-mediated enhancement of two-photon-induced fluorescence on plasmonic nanostructures,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(49), 20968–20973 (2010).
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M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T.-H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(4), 760–769 (1990).
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Wang, R. W.

Y. H. Wang, S. J. Peng, J. D. Lu, R. W. Wang, Y. L. Mao, and Y. G. Cheng, “Optical properties of Cu and Ag nanoparticles synthesized in glass by ion implantation,” Vacuum 83(2), 408–411 (2008).
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K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y. H.

Y. H. Wang, S. J. Peng, J. D. Lu, R. W. Wang, Y. L. Mao, and Y. G. Cheng, “Optical properties of Cu and Ag nanoparticles synthesized in glass by ion implantation,” Vacuum 83(2), 408–411 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wei, T.-H.

M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T.-H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(4), 760–769 (1990).
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V. Yannopapas, “Enhancement of nonlinear susceptibilities near plasmonic metamaterials,” Opt. Commun. 283(8), 1647–1649 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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Y. H. Su, S.-L. Tu, S.-W. Tseng, Y.-C. Chang, S.-H. Chang, and W.-M. Zhang, “Influence of surface plasmon resonance on the emission intermittency of photoluminescence from gold nano-sea-urchins,” Nanoscale 2(12), 2639–2646 (2010).
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Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.

F. Hache, D. Ricard, C. Flytzanis, and U. Kreibig, “The Optical Kerr Effect in Small Metal Particles and Metal Colloids: The Case of Gold,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 47(4), 347–357 (1988).
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IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, T.-H. Wei, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Sensitive measurement of optical nonlinearities using a single beam,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(4), 760–769 (1990).
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G. Boudebs and K. Fedus, “Absolute measurement of the nonlinear refractive indices of reference materials,” J. Appl. Phys. 105(10), 103106 (2009).
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C. Torres-Torres, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, and A. Oliver, “Optical third-order nonlinearity by nanosecond and picosecond pulses in Cu nanoparticles in ion-implanted silica,” J. Appl. Phys. 104(1), 014306 (2008).
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J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt.

S. Palomba, M. Danckwerts, and L. Novotny, “Nolinear plasmonics with gold nanoparticle antenna,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 11(11), 114030 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Chem. C

areJ. Fischer, N. Bocchio, A. Unger, H.-J. Butt, K. Koynov, and M. Kreiter, “Near-field-mediated enhancement of two-photon-induced fluorescence on plasmonic nanostructures,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(49), 20968–20973 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Noguez, “Surface plasmons on metal nanoparticles: the influence of shape and physical environment,” J. Phys. Chem. C 111(10), 3806–3819 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. L. González, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, and C. Noguez, “Optical properties of elongated noble metal nanoparticles,” J. Phys. Chem. C 112(19), 7356–7362 (2008).
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M. Trejo-Valdez, R. Torres-Martínez, N. Peréa-López, P. Santiago-Jacinto, and C. Torres-Torres, “Contribution of the two-photon absorption to the third order nonlinearity of Au nanoparticles embedded in TiO2 films and in ethanol suspension,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(22), 10108–10113 (2010).
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J. Phys.: Conf. Ser.

R. C. Fernández-Hernández, R. Gleason-Villagran, C. Torres-Torres, J. C. Cheang-Wong, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodriguez-Fernández, A. López-Suarez, R. Rangel-Rojo, A. Oliver, and J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic metallic nanocomposites,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 274, 012074 (2011).
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A. Oliver, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. C. Cheang-Wong, C. E. Román-Velázquez, A. Crespo-Sosa, L. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. A. Seman, and C. Noguez, “Controlled anisotropic deformation of Ag nanoparticles by Si ion irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 74(24), 245425 (2006).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Distribution of the nanostructures in the three samples studied (a) NcSi, (b) NpAg, and (c) AgSi.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Absorption spectra of the three nanocomposites: silicon QDs in a SiO2 matrix (blue line), silver NPs in a SiO2 matrix (red line) and the one containing both, silver NPs and silicon QDs in a SiO2 matrix (black line).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Set up for standard Z-scan technique. L1 and L2 are lenses with 50 cm and 25 cm of focal length, respectively; D1 and D2 are high sensibility photodiodes and BS is a 50:50 beam splitter.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Closed aperture transmittance using 1 mm thickness of CS2 solution contained in an optical glass cell, experimental data (dots) and theoretical fit (line).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Normalized transmittance for the Z-scan experiment for the AgSi sample: open aperture (up) and closed aperture (down), illuminated with (a) λ = 1064 nm with an irradiance of I = 2.32 × 1014 W/m2, and (b) λ = 532 nm with an irradiance of I = 2.0 × 1014 W/m2.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Normalized transmittance for the z-scan experiment on AgSi illuminated with 355nm wavelength, with an irradiance of I = 6.7 × 1013 W/m2.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Normalized transmittance for the Z-scan experiment on (a) NpAg illuminated with I = 8.25 × 1014 W/m2 at λ = 355 nm, and (b) NcSi illuminated with I = 8.25 × 1014 W/cm2 at λ = 355 nm.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Measured ΔTp-v for AgSi sample, as a function of the incident energy with illumination of λ = 355nm.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Nonlinear coefficients for the three studied samples, obtained from Z-scan measurements.

Equations (4)

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Δ ϕ = 2 π λ n 2 I L e f f ;
| Δ ϕ | = Δ T p v 0.406 ( 1 S ) 0.25 ,
β = Δ φ / I L e f f ,
Δ φ = 2 2 Δ T ( 1 + z / z 0 ) ,

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