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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 5238–5247

Experiments on second- and third-harmonic generation from magnetic metamaterials

Matthias W. Klein, Martin Wegener, Nils Feth, and Stefan Linden  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 5238-5247 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.005238


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Abstract

Photonic metamaterials could provide optical nonlinearities far exceeding those of natural substances due to the combined action of (magnetic) resonances and local-field enhancements. Here, we present our experiments on second- and third-harmonic generation from magnetic metamaterials composed of nanoscale gold split-ring resonators and from control samples for excitation with 170-fs pulses centered at 1.5-μm wavelength. The strongest nonlinear signals are found for resonances with magnetic-dipole character.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics in Novel Media and Materials

History
Original Manuscript: January 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2007
Published: April 13, 2007

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Focus Serial: Frontiers of Nonlinear Optics (2007) Optics Express

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Matthias W. Klein, Martin Wegener, Nils Feth, and Stefan Linden, "Experiments on second- and third-harmonic generation from magnetic metamaterials," Opt. Express 15, 5238-5247 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-8-5238


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