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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 23218–23225

Evanescent-field-induced second harmonic generation by noncentrosymmetric nanoparticles

Ronja Bäumner, Luigi Bonacina, Jörg Enderlein, Jérôme Extermann, Thomas Fricke-Begemann, Gerd Marowsky, and Jean-Pierre Wolf  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 23218-23225 (2010)

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We demonstrate the excitation of second harmonic radiation of noncentrosymmetric nanoparticles dispersed on a planar optical waveguide by the evanescent field of the guided mode. Polarization imaging reveals information on the orientation of the crystal axis of individual nanoparticles. Interference patterns generated from adjacent particles at the second harmonic frequency are - to the authors knowledge - observed for the first time. The actual form of the interference pattern is explained on the basis of a dipole radiation model, taking into account the nanoparticles’ orientation, surface effects, and the characteristics of the imaging optics.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2010
Published: October 19, 2010

Ronja Bäumner, Luigi Bonacina, Jörg Enderlein, Jèrôme Extermann, Thomas Fricke-Begemann, Gerd Marowsky, and Jean-Pierre Wolf, "Evanescent-Field-Induced Second Harmonic Generation by Noncentrosymmetric Nanoparticles," Opt. Express 18, 23218-23225 (2010)

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