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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 16258–16268

Theoretical analysis of enhanced nonlinear conversion from metallo-dielectric nano-structures

Elsie Barakat, Maria-Pilar Bernal, and Fadi Issam Baida  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 16258-16268 (2012)

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A new configuration of sub-wavelength silver coaxial apertures filled with Lithium Niobate (LN) is proposed to enhance the Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) in transmission mode. The chosen geometrical parameters allows having both TE11 guided mode excitation for local field confinement of the fundamental signal and Fabry-Perot high transmission of the SH wave. Furthermore, an implementation of the three-dimensional Finite Difference Time Domain (3D-FDTD) method for nonlinear optical simulation is described. This method provides a direct calculation of the nonlinear polarizations before calculating the nonlinear electric and magnetic fields. FDTD studies shows that by embedding metallic nano-structures, for exciting TE11 like-mode inside a nonlinear material (LN), we achieve a SH signal 27 times higher than that generated on unpatterned LN.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2012
Published: July 2, 2012

Elsie Barakat, Maria-Pilar Bernal, and Fadi Issam Baida, "Theoretical analysis of enhanced nonlinear conversion from metallo-dielectric nano-structures," Opt. Express 20, 16258-16268 (2012)

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