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CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science
San Jose, California United States
June 9-14, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55752-972-5
Active and Nonlinear Metamaterials (QM1A)

Limits of Plasmonic Enhancement of Third Order Nonlinear Optical Effects

Jacob Khurgin and Gregory Sun  »View Author Affiliations


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We present a rigorous theory to show that while tremendous enhancement of χ(3) can be obtained in nanoplasmonic metamaterials, the overall efficiency remains very small, making them irrelevant for photonic switching and wavelength conversion applications.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

J. Khurgin and G. Sun, "Limits of Plasmonic Enhancement of Third Order Nonlinear Optical Effects," in CLEO: 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper QM1A.1.

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