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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4741–4743

Third-harmonic spectroscopy and modeling of the nonlinear response of plasmonic nanoantennas

Bernd Metzger, Mario Hentschel, Markus Lippitz, and Harald Giessen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4741-4743 (2012)

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We perform third-harmonic (TH) spectroscopy on rod-type gold nanoantenna arrays using widely tunable sub-30 fs laser pulses. We find the peak of the TH generation efficiency of the antenna arrays always slightly redshifted with respect to the peak of their linear extinction spectrum. We model the wavelength-dependent TH response quantitatively using a nonlinear harmonic oscillator model.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: June 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2012
Published: November 14, 2012

Bernd Metzger, Mario Hentschel, Markus Lippitz, and Harald Giessen, "Third-harmonic spectroscopy and modeling of the nonlinear response of plasmonic nanoantennas," Opt. Lett. 37, 4741-4743 (2012)

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