Effective non-linear optical properties of metal-dielectric composites of spheroidal particles

L Gao, Jones T K Wan, K W Yu, Z Y Li
2000 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter  
Non-linear optical properties of randomly oriented non-linear spheroidal metal particles in a dielectric host are investigated. Two different Maxwell-Garnett-type approximations are derived based on whether a self-consistency condition on the net polarization is invoked. These two methods lead to quite different spectral density functions. Moreover, we show that the shape of particles has a large influence on the spectral function through the depolarization effects and thereby has a pronounced
more » ... ffect on the optical absorption and non-linear optical susceptibility. We suggest that the self-consistent formalism can be used for large volume fractions, as mutual interaction between different polarizations is included in the theory.
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/12/30/311 fatcat:snek6ijsdbf47gasbmy3ihmdnm