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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 24 — Dec. 2, 2013
  • pp: 29949–29954

Nonlinear dynamics in low permittivity media: the impact of losses

M. A. Vincenti, D. de Ceglia, and M. Scalora  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 24, pp. 29949-29954 (2013)

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Slabs of materials with near-zero permittivity display enhanced nonlinear processes. We show that field enhancement due to the continuity of the longitudinal component of the displacement field drastically enhances harmonic generation. We investigate the impact of losses with and without bulk nonlinearities and demonstrate that in the latter scenario surface, magnetic and quadrupolar nonlinear sources cannot always be ignored.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2013
Published: November 27, 2013

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M. A. Vincenti, D. de Ceglia, and M. Scalora, "Nonlinear dynamics in low permittivity media: the impact of losses," Opt. Express 21, 29949-29954 (2013)

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