OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1999
  • pp: 971–975

Reflected second-harmonic generation with coupled surface-plasmon modes in Ag/liquid/Ag layers

Qin Chen, X. Sun, I. R. Coddington, D. A. Goetz, and H. J. Simon  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 971-975 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.000971


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (201 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We observed enhanced reflected second-harmonic generation (SHG) that was due to coupled surface-plasmon modes in thin silver films separated with a liquid dielectric layer whose thickness may be continuously varied. The observed angular SHG spectra resulting from excitation of the coupled fundamental surface-plasmon modes are in reasonable agreement with a multilayer plane-wave theory. In contrast to the highly resonant SHG associated with the familiar long-range surface-plasmon mode, here the coupling of the surface modes decreases the SHG resonance because of the lossy nature of these new coupled modes.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.4350) Optics at surfaces : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

Citation
Qin Chen, X. Sun, I. R. Coddington, D. A. Goetz, and H. J. Simon, "Reflected second-harmonic generation with coupled surface-plasmon modes in Ag/liquid/Ag layers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 971-975 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-6-971


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. J. E. Sipe and G. I. Stegeman, “Nonlinear optical response of metal surfaces,” in Surface Polaritons Electromagnetic Waves at Surfaces and Interfaces, V. M. Agranovich and D. L. Mills, eds. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1982), pp. 661–701.
  2. H. J. Simon, D. E. Mitchell, and J. G. Watson, “Optical second-harmonic generation with surface plasmons in silver films,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 33, 1531–1533 (1974). [CrossRef]
  3. D. Sarid, “Long-range surface plasma waves on very thin metal films,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 1927–1930 (1981). [CrossRef]
  4. J. C. Quail, J. G. Rako, and H. J. Simon, “Long-range surface plasmon modes in silver and aluminum films,” Opt. Lett. 8, 377–379 (1983). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. J. C. Quail, J. G. Rako, H. J. Simon, and R. T. Deck, “Optical second-harmonic generation with long-range surface plasmons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 50, 1987–1989 (1983). [CrossRef]
  6. C. C. Tzeng and J. T. Lue, “Optical second-harmonic generation from silver films with long-range surface-plasmon excitation,” Surf. Sci. 216, 579–583 (1989). [CrossRef]
  7. K. R. Welford and J. R. Sambles, “Coupled surface plasmons in a symmetric system,” J. Mod. Opt. 35, 1467–1483 (1988). [CrossRef]
  8. Q. Chen, “Attenuated total reflectance due to coupled surface plasmon modes in thin Ag/dielectric/Ag layers,” M.S. thesis (The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 1997).
  9. J. E. Sipe, V. C. Y. So, M. Fukui, and G. I. Stegeman, “Analysis of second-harmonic generation at metal surfaces,” Phys. Rev. B 21, 4389–4402 (1980). [CrossRef]
  10. D. Maystre and M. Nevière, “Nonlinear polarization inside metals: a mathematical study of the free-electron model,” Appl. Phys. A 39, 115–121 (1986). [CrossRef]
  11. V. M. Agranovich and S. A. Darmanyan, “Theory of second-harmonic generation upon reflection of light from a medium with a central of inversion,” JETP Lett. 35, 80–82 (1982).
  12. J. Rudnick and E. A. Stern, “Second-harmonic radiation from metal surfaces,” Phys. Rev. B 4, 4274–4290 (1971). [CrossRef]
  13. E. D. Palik, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids (Academic, London, 1985).
  14. A. A. Maradudin, “Interaction of surface polaritons and plasmons with surface roughness,” in Surface Polaritons Electromagnetic Waves at Surfaces and Interfaces, V. M. Agranovich and D. L. Mills, eds. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1982), pp. 405–510.
  15. J. C. Quail and H. J. Simon, “Second-harmonic generation with phase-matched long-range and short-range surface plasmons,” J. Appl. Phys. 56, 2589–2591 (1984). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited