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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 8518–8523

Chirality in nonlinear-optical response of planar G-shaped nanostructures

E.A. Mamonov, T.V. Murzina, I.A. Kolmychek, A.I. Maydykovsky, V.K. Valev, A.V. Silhanek, T. Verbiest, V.V. Moshchalkov, and O.A. Aktsipetrov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 8518-8523 (2012)

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Chirality effects in optical second harmonic generation (SHG) are studied in periodic planar arrays of gold G-shaped nanostructures. We show that G-shaped structures of different handedness demonstrate different SHG efficiency for the left and right circular polarizations, as well as the opposite directions of the SHG polarization plane rotation. The observed effects are interpreted as the appearance of chirality in the SHG response which allows clear distinguishing of two enantiomers.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: December 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2012
Published: March 28, 2012

E.A. Mamonov, T.V. Murzina, I.A. Kolmychek, A.I. Maydykovsky, V.K. Valev, A.V. Silhanek, T. Verbiest, V.V. Moshchalkov, and O.A. Aktsipetrov, "Chirality in nonlinear-optical response of planar G-shaped nanostructures," Opt. Express 20, 8518-8523 (2012)

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