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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Apr. 1, 1984
  • pp: 317–319

Optical second-harmonic generation in transmission with long-range surface plasmons

J. C. Quail and H. J. Simon  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 317-319 (1984)

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We report the observation of enhanced optical second-harmonic generation in transmission that is due to excitation of the fundamental long-range surface-plasmon mode on both surfaces of a thin silver film bounded by a nonlinear X-cut quartz crystal and an index-matched liquid. The coherent harmonic generation that is observed leaving the polished side face of the nonlinear crystal is 3 orders of magnitude larger than that generated from a Z-cut quartz crystal in a Maker experiment.

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J. C. Quail and H. J. Simon, "JOSA COMMUNICATIONS: Optical second-harmonic generation in transmission with long-range surface plasmons," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 1, 317-319 (1984)

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