Extended Maxwell Garnett formulae for weakly nonlinear dielectric-in-dielectric composites

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The effective Maxwell Garnett (EMG) approach is used to homogenize a dielectric-in-dielectric composite with nonlinear spherical inclusions embedded in a linear host medium. A perturbative approach is implemented because the nonlinearity is weak. An estimate of the effective nonlinear permittivity is derived. This estimate depends on the volumetric proportion of the inclusion medium as well as the inclusion size parameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalOptik (Jena)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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