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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1996
  • pp: 245–247

Surface-plasmon-enhanced third-harmonic generation in thin silver films

Thomas Y. F. Tsang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 245-247 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000245


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Abstract

Optical third-harmonic generation (THG) is dipole allowed. I report a 103 signal enhancement of THG that is due to the excitation of a surface plasmon in thin silver films by an attenuated-total-internal-reflection geometry. Because the THG signal depends on the cube of the incident intensity and the second-harmonic generation depends on the square of the intensity, the THG overtakes the second-harmonic generation at laser intensities beyond 6 × 1011 W/cm2.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 6, 1995
Published: February 15, 1996

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Thomas Y. F. Tsang, "Surface-plasmon-enhanced third-harmonic generation in thin silver films," Opt. Lett. 21, 245-247 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-4-245

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