We study second-harmonic generation from gold split-ring resonators on a crystalline GaAs substrate. By systematically varying the relative orientation of the split-ring resonators with respect to the incident linear polarization of light and the GaAs crystallographic axes, we unambiguously identify a nonlinear contribution that originates specifically from the interplay of the local fields of the split-ring resonators and the bulk GaAs second-order nonlinear-susceptibility tensor. The experimental results are in good agreement with theoretical modeling.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2009
Published: June 25, 2009
F. B. P. Niesler, N. Feth, S. Linden, J. Niegemann, J. Gieseler, K. Busch, and M. Wegener, "Second-harmonic generation from split-ring resonators on a GaAs substrate," Opt. Lett. 34, 1997-1999 (2009)