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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 27 — Dec. 19, 2011
  • pp: 26866–26871

Dipole limit in second-harmonic generation from arrays of gold nanoparticles

Robert Czaplicki, Mariusz Zdanowicz, Kalle Koskinen, Janne Laukkanen, Markku Kuittinen, and Martti Kauranen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 27, pp. 26866-26871 (2011)

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We present a multipolar tensor analysis of second-harmonic generation from arrays of noncentrosymmetric gold nanoparticles. In contrast to earlier results, where higher multipoles and symmetry-forbidden signals arising from sample defects play a significant role, the present results are completely dominated by symmetry-allowed electric-dipole tensor components. The result arises from significant improvement in sample quality, which suppresses the higher-multipole effects and enhances the overall response by an order of magnitude. The results are a prerequisite for metamaterials with controllable nonlinear properties.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2011
Published: December 15, 2011

Robert Czaplicki, Mariusz Zdanowicz, Kalle Koskinen, Janne Laukkanen, Markku Kuittinen, and Martti Kauranen, "Dipole limit in second-harmonic generation from arrays of gold nanoparticles," Opt. Express 19, 26866-26871 (2011)

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