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Plasmonics: nonlinear optics, negative phase, and transformable transparency
Author(s): Alexander K. Popov; Sergey A. Myslivets; Vladimir M. Shalaev
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Paper Abstract

The feasibilities and specific features of coherent nonlinear-optical energy transfer from control fields to a negativephase signal are studied, and they are found to stem from the backwardness of electromagnetic waves inherent to negative-index metamaterials. Plasmonic metamaterials that possess negative group velocity for light waves promise a revolutionary breakthrough in nanophotonics. However, strong absorption inherent to such metaldielectric nanocomposites imposes severe limitations on the majority of such applications. Herein we show the feasibility and discuss different nonlinear-optical techniques of compensating such losses, producing transparency, amplification and even generation of negative-phase light waves in originally strongly absorbing microscopic samples of plasmonic metal-dielectric nanostructured composites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7395, Plasmonics: Nanoimaging, Nanofabrication, and their Applications V, 73950Z (2 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824836
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander K. Popov, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (United States)
Sergey A. Myslivets, Siberian Federal Univ. (Russian Federation)
Kirensky Institute of Physics (Russian Federation)
Vladimir M. Shalaev, Purdue Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7395:
Plasmonics: Nanoimaging, Nanofabrication, and their Applications V
Satoshi Kawata; Vladimir M. Shalaev; Din Ping Tsai, Editor(s)

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