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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 16715–16725

Local excitation of surface plasmon polaritons by second-harmonic generation in crystalline organic nanofibers

Esben Skovsen, Thomas Søndergaard, Jacek Fiutowski, Paw Simesen, Andreas Osadnik, Arne Lützen, Horst-Günter Rubahn, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, and Kjeld Pedersen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 16715-16725 (2012)

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Coherent local excitation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) by second-harmonic generation (SHG) in aligned crystalline organic functionalized para-phenylene nanofibers deposited on a thin silver film is demonstrated. The excited SPPs are characterized using angle-resolved leakage radiation spectroscopy in the excitation wavelength range of 850-1325 nm and compared to simulations based on a Green’s function area integral equation method. Both experimental and theoretical results show that the SPP excitation efficiency increases with decreasing wavelength in this wavelength range. This is explained both as a consequence of approaching the peak of the fibers nonlinear response at the wavelength 772 nm, and as a consequence of better coupling to SPPs due to their stronger confinement.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2012
Published: July 9, 2012

Esben Skovsen, Thomas Søndergaard, Jacek Fiutowski, Paw Simesen, Andreas Osadnik, Arne Lützen, Horst-Günter Rubahn, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, and Kjeld Pedersen, "Local excitation of surface plasmon polaritons by second-harmonic generation in crystalline organic nanofibers," Opt. Express 20, 16715-16725 (2012)

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