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Title: The origin of second harmonic generation hotspots in chiral optical metamaterials [Invited]
Authors: Valev, V. K.
Zheng, X.
Biris, C. G.
Silhanek, A. V.
Volskiy, V.
Aktsipetrov, Oleg A.
Panoiu, N. C.
Vandenbosch, G. A. E.
Moshchalkov, V. V.
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: OPTICAL MATERIALS EXPRESS, 1(1), p. 36-45
Abstract: Novel ways to detect the handedness in chiral optical metamaterials by means of the second harmonic generation (SHG) process have recently been proposed. However, the precise origin of the SHG emission has yet to be unambiguously established. In this paper, we present computational simulations of both the electric currents and the electromagnetic fields in chiral planar metamaterials, at the fundamental frequency (FF), and discuss the implications of our results on the characteristics of experimentally measured SHG. In particular, we show that the results of our numerical simulations are in good agreement with the experimental mapping of SHG sources. Thus, the SHG in these metamaterials can be attributed to a strong local enhancement of the electromagnetic fields at the FF, which depends on the particular structure of the patterned metamaterial. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America
Notes: [Valev, V. K.; Silhanek, A. V.; Moshchalkov, V. V.] Katholieke Univ Leuven, INPAC, Superconduct & Magnetism & Pulsed Fields Grp, Louvain, Belgium. [Zheng, X.; Volskiy, V.; Vandenbosch, G. A. E.] Katholieke Univ Leuven, ESAT TELEMIC, B-3001 Louvain, Belgium. [Biris, C. G.; Panoiu, N. C.] Univ London Univ Coll, Dept Elect & Elect Engn, London WC1E 7JE, England. [De Clercq, B.; Ameloot, M.] Univ Hasselt, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [De Clercq, B.; Ameloot, M.] Transnatl Univ Limburg, BIOMED, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Aktsipetrov, O. A.] Moscow MV Lomonosov State Univ, Dept Phys, Moscow 11992, Russia. v.k.valev@fys.kuleuven.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13188
DOI: 10.1364/OME.1.000036
ISI #: 000299046500006
ISSN: 2159-3930
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2013
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