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Classical Theory of Optical Nonlinearity in Conducting Nanoparticles
Departmental Papers (BE)
  • George Y Panasyuk, University of Pennsylvania
  • John C Schotland, University of Pennsylvania
  • Vadim A. Markel, University of Pennsylvania
Document Type
Journal Article
Date of this Version
2-1-2008
Abstract

We develop a classical theory of electron confinement in conducting nanoparticles. The theory is used to compute the nonlinear optical response of the nanoparticle to a harmonic external field.

Comments
Copyright American Physical Society. Reprinted from Physical Review Letters, Volume 100, Article 047402, January 2008, 4 pages.
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.047402
Keywords
  • optical properties of nanocrystals and nanoparticles,
  • relaxation oscillations and long pulse operation of lasers,
  • dynamics of nonlinear optical systems,
  • high-field transport and nonlinear effects (semiconductors/insulators)
Citation Information
George Y Panasyuk, John C Schotland and Vadim A. Markel. "Classical Theory of Optical Nonlinearity in Conducting Nanoparticles" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vmarkel/39/