Departmental Papers (BE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

February 2008


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.


Copyright American Physical Society. Reprinted from Physical Review Letters, Volume 100, Article 047402, January 2008, 4 pages.
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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)



Date Posted: 20 March 2008

This document has been peer reviewed.