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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 7773–7782

Toward parametric amplification in plasmonic systems: Second harmonic generation enhanced by surface plasmon polaritons

M. Mayy, G. Zhu, A. D. Webb, H. Ferguson, T. Norris, V. A. Podolskiy, and M. A. Noginov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 7773-7782 (2014)

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Having in mind parametric amplification of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) as the final goal, we took the first step and studied in the Kretschmann geometry a simpler nonlinear optical process – second harmonic generation (SHG) enhanced by SPPs propagating at the interface between gold film and 2-methyl-4-nitroaniline (MNA). The experimentally demonstrated SHG efficiency was nearly 106 times larger than the one reported previously in the SPP system with different nonlinear optical material. The experimentally measured nonlinear conversion efficiency is estimated to be sufficient for parametric amplification of surface plasmon polaritons at ultra-short laser pumping.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: August 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2013
Published: March 27, 2014

M. Mayy, G. Zhu, A. D. Webb, H. Ferguson, T. Norris, V. A. Podolskiy, and M. A. Noginov, "Toward parametric amplification in plasmonic systems: Second harmonic generation enhanced by surface plasmon polaritons," Opt. Express 22, 7773-7782 (2014)

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