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Influence of an external magnetic field in the two-photon absorption coefficient of magnetite nanoparticles in colloids and thin films

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Author(s):
Espinosa, D. H. G. [1] ; Oliveira, C. L. P. [1] ; Figueiredo Neto, A. M. [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, Rua Matao 1371, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS; v. 35, n. 2, p. 346-355, FEB 1 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

The Z-scan nonlinear optical and the small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) techniques are used to investigate the structure and nonlinear optical properties of magnetite nanoparticles dispersed in a colloid and trapped in thin films. The nonlinear refractive index (n(2)) and the two-photon absorption coefficient (beta) were measured as a function of the intensity of an external applied magnetic field H. Different relative orientations of the field with respect to the light polarization direction were investigated. When the external magnetic field is applied to the colloidal sample (H parallel to the light polarization direction), the two-photon absorption coefficient increases with the field, ranging from beta = 1.5 cm/GW (without field) to beta = 2.4 cm/GW (2700 Oe). For the field direction perpendicular to the light polarization direction, beta decreases to beta = 1.0 cm/GW (2700 Oe) and after remains constant. These values evidence a two-photon absorption anisotropy in magnetite, and allowed us to evaluate some elements of the third-order nonlinear optical susceptibility tensor. chi((3)). The SAXS experiments revealed that when the field is applied, small linear aggregates are formed in the direction of H. (C) 2018 Optical Society of America (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/57685-7 - NICT of Complex Fluids (IFCx)
Grantee:Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/13616-4 - Optical and structural properties of elastomers and complex fluids of biological interest
Grantee:Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants