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Theoretical model for the effective nonlinearity of surface plasmons based on a Green function formalism
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical model is proposed for describing the effective nonlinearity of surface plasmons supported by a single interface between a metal and a linear dielectric (or a vacuum). The response to the polarization fields driving the nonlinearity is modeled using a Green function formalism for surface optics. The theory is employed to investigate the self-phase modulation of the single-interface surface plasmon. We discuss the possibility of using surface plasmon self-phase modulation to estimate the value of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility of metals through experimentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8264, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XVI, 82640I (2 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909374
Show Author Affiliations
I. De Leon, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
J. E. Sipe, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
R. W. Boyd, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8264:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XVI
Jean Emmanuel Broquin; Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Editor(s)

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