Second harmonic generation from complementary triangular Au metamaterials

Y. B. Habibullah, K. Iwata, T. Ishihara

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Sub-wavelength square array of a triangular Au platelet and its complementary structure (i.e. that of a triangular hole in a square film of Au) are compared in terms of second harmonic generation efficiency for fundamental light in the near infrared and visible region of spectrum for normal incidence. Electric field strength around the convex corners of a triangular particle is at least 10 times larger than the one around the concave corners of triangular hole in the complementary structure. Nevertheless the SHG intensity at the respective resonant frequency is found to be comparable, which are numerically estimated by an overlap integral of nonlinear polarization and electric field at the SHG frequency in the nonlinear optical scattering theory originally proposed by Roke et al. (Phys. Rev. B 70, 115106 (2004)). The reason is due to the large electric field strength at the sides of the triangular hole at the resonance frequency, which compensates the suppressed electric field at the concave corners in the overlap integral.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012059
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 24
Event12th International Conference on Excitonic and Photonic Processes in Condensed Matter and Nano Materials, EXCON 2018 - Nara City, Japan
Duration: 2018 Jul 82018 Jul 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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