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Enhanced nonlinear effects in metamaterials and plasmonic materials
Author(s): Christos Argyropoulos; Andrea Alù
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we discuss anomalous and enhanced nonlinear effects available when combining nonlinear optical materials with plasmonic metamaterials. Narrow periodic apertures filled with Kerr nonlinear materials are carved in a plasmonic screen. Large field enhancement confined inside each slit may be obtained, in particular when we operate at the cut-off of this array of plasmonic channels. This ensures a significant boosting of nonlinear optical effects, leading to strong optical bistable performance. New exciting venues for applications are opened with the aforementioned novel nonlinear devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8269, Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures II, 82690K (22 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.916551
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Christos Argyropoulos, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Andrea Alù, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8269:
Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures II
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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