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Journal of Nanophotonics • Open Access

Second Harmonic Generation in Plasmonic Nanoresonators

Paper Abstract

Nonlinear effects can be enhanced and tailored on a subwavelength scale by taking advantage of high field confinement by selective coupling among resonant plasmonic nanostructures, called plasmonic nanoresonators and nanoantennas. In particular, we focus our attention on the process of second-harmonic (SH) generation. Excitation of localized surface plasmon polaritons at the fundamental frequency in these structures can remarkably modify the response of the system by enhancing surface and/or bulk nonlinear contributions to the overall SH field. Moreover, the radiation pattern of the generated field can be controlled and directed. Indeed, the overall structure behaves as a nonlinear nanoantenna for the SH harmonic field, whose emission pattern can be tailored.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 January 2013
PDF: 5 pages
J. Nanophoton. 7(1) 078501 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.7.078501
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 7, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Marco Centini, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Alessio Benedetti, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)

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