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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28710–28718

Detecting the trapping of small metal nanoparticles in the gap of nanoantennas with optical second harmonic generation

Jérémy Butet, Andrea Lovera, and Olivier J. F. Martin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28710-28718 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.028710


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Abstract

The second harmonic generation from gold nanoparticles trapped into realistic and idealized gold nanoantennas is numerically investigated using a surface integral equations technique. It is observed that the presence of a nanoparticle in the nanoantenna gap dramatically modifies the second harmonic intensity scattered into the far-field. These results clearly demonstrate that second harmonic generation is a promising alternative to the conventional linear optical methods for the detection of trapping events at the nanoscale.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2013
Published: November 14, 2013

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Nonlinear Optics (2013) Optics Express

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Jérémy Butet, Andrea Lovera, and Olivier J. F. Martin, "Detecting the trapping of small metal nanoparticles in the gap of nanoantennas with optical second harmonic generation," Opt. Express 21, 28710-28718 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-23-28710


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