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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 27 — Dec. 19, 2011
  • pp: 25843–25853

Parametric plasmonics and second harmonic generation in particle chains

Ben Z. Steinberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 27, pp. 25843-25853 (2011)

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Parametric optics and second harmonic generation in pure plasmonic particle chains are studied. By a proper design of the plasmonic particle geometry, the modes supported by the chain can achieve phase-matching conditions. Then the magnetic-field dependence of the plasmon electric susceptibility can provide the nonlinearity and the coupling mechanism leading to parametric processes, sum frequency and second harmonic generation. Hence, chains of plasmonic particles can support parametric optics and higher harmonic generation by using its own modes only. Since the second order nonlinearity involves both electric and magnetic fields, the SHG reported here is supported also by centrosymmetric particle chains.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2011
Published: December 5, 2011

Ben Z. Steinberg, "Parametric plasmonics and second harmonic generation in particle chains," Opt. Express 19, 25843-25853 (2011)

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