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Light-induced structural transformations and optical nonlinearity in gallium nano-films and self-assembled nanoparticles

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We report observation of an optical nonlinearity in gallium nano-particles resulting from a light-induced structural transfomlation in the metal which is known for its incredible polymorphism. A freshly cleaved single-mode optical fiber was put into a vacuum chamber and cooled to 100 K. The end of the fiber was exposed to a beam of gallium atoms, leading to the steady deposition of a gallium layer, thus forming a mirror made of just a few picograms of material. The gallium forms nano-particles by self-organization. These particles are relatively uniform in size, with a diameter typically between 80 and 200 nm, which depends on the thickness of the gallium film from which they formed

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MacDonald, K.F., Fedotov, V.A., Stevens, G.C., Pochon, S., Emel'yanov, V.I., Brocklesby, W.S. and Zheludev, N.I. (2001) Light-induced structural transformations and optical nonlinearity in gallium nano-films and self-assembled nanoparticles At ICONO 2001: XVII International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics, Belarus. 26 Jun - 01 Jul 2001.

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Published date: 2001
Additional Information: Invited paper
Venue - Dates: ICONO 2001: XVII International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics, Belarus, 2001-06-26 - 2001-07-01

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Local EPrints ID: 78938
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78938
PURE UUID: 1ce44651-6bf6-455e-9e81-1049a3f8a146
ORCID for K.F. MacDonald: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3877-2976
ORCID for W.S. Brocklesby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2123-6712

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:20

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Author: K.F. MacDonald ORCID iD
Author: V.A. Fedotov
Author: G.C. Stevens
Author: S. Pochon
Author: V.I. Emel'yanov
Author: W.S. Brocklesby ORCID iD
Author: N.I. Zheludev

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