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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6657–6670

Nanoengineering the second order susceptibility in semiconductor quantum dot heterostructures

Marcin Zielinski, Shoshana Winter, Radoslaw Kolkowski, Claude Nogues, Dan Oron, Joseph Zyss, and Dominique Chauvat  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6657-6670 (2011)

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We study second-harmonic generation from single CdTe/CdS core/shell rod-on-dot nanocrystals with different geometrical parameters, which allow to fine tune the nonlinear properties of the nanostructure. These hybrid semiconductor-semiconductor nanoparticles exhibit extremely strong and stable second-harmonic emission, although the size of CdTe core is still within the strong quantum confinement regime. The orientation sensitive polarization response is analyzed by means of a pointwise additive model of the third-order tensors associated to the nanoparticle components. These findings prove that engineering of semiconducting complex heterostructures at the single nanoparticle scale can lead to extremely bright nanometric nonlinear light sources.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2010
Published: March 24, 2011

Marcin Zielinski, Shoshana Winter, Radoslaw Kolkowski, Claude Nogues, Dan Oron, Joseph Zyss, and Dominique Chauvat, "Nanoengineering the second order susceptibility in semiconductor quantum dot heterostructures," Opt. Express 19, 6657-6670 (2011)

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