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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 4991–5001

Laser-launched evanescent surface plasmon polariton field utilized as a direct coherent pumping source to generate emitted nonlinear four-wave mixing radiation

Qun Zhang, Ke Lin, and Yi Luo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 4991-5001 (2011)

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We develop a concept of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) based four-wave mixing (4WM), in which a laser-launched evanescent SPP field is utilized as a coherent pumping source to involve directly in a nonlinear 4WM process at the dielectric/metal interface. Conversion efficiency of the resulting 4WM radiation is expected to be dramatically increased due to the local-field enhancement effect. Feasibility of implementing this concept at the air/gold film and graphene flake/gold film interfaces is further examined by numerical simulations. The concept shows intriguing promise for applications in newly emerging nanophotonics, optoelectronics, and active plasmonics.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(240.4350) Optics at surfaces : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2011
Published: March 1, 2011

Qun Zhang, Ke Lin, and Yi Luo, "Laser-launched evanescent surface plasmon polariton field utilized as a direct coherent pumping source to generate emitted nonlinear four-wave mixing radiation," Opt. Express 19, 4991-5001 (2011)

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