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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 79–81

Cascaded four-wave mixing in tapered plasmonic nanoantenna

I. S. Maksymov, A. E. Miroshnichenko, and Yu. S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 1, pp. 79-81 (2013)

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We theoretically study the cascaded four-wave mixing (FWM) in broadband tapered plasmonic nanoantennas. In comparison with nonlinear bulk medium they demonstrate a 300-fold increase in nonlinear frequency conversion detected in the main lobe of the nanoantenna far-field pattern. This is achieved by tuning the elements of the nanoantenna to resonance frequencies involved in the FWM interaction. Our findings have a potentially broad application in ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopy, sensing, on-chip optical frequency conversion, nonlinear optical metamaterials, and photon sources.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: August 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2012
Published: December 20, 2012

I. S. Maksymov, A. E. Miroshnichenko, and Yu. S. Kivshar, "Cascaded four-wave mixing in tapered plasmonic nanoantenna," Opt. Lett. 38, 79-81 (2013)

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