A classical study of second-harmonic generation from metallic nanoparticles

Yong Zeng, Walter Hoyer, Jinjie Liu, Stephan W. Koch, Jerome V. Moloney

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Abstract

A classical model is developed to analyze second-harmonic generation from metamaterials consisting of periodic arrays of metal nanoparticles. The quasi-free electrons inside the metal are approximated as a Coulomb-interacting electron gas, and their motion under the excitation of an external electromagnetic field is described by the cold-plasma equations. Numerical simulations for different cell geometries yield good qualitative agreement with experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Fundamentals and Applications, NLO 2009
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557528735
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
EventNonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, NLO 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jul 12 2009Jul 17 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherNonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, NLO 2009
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period7/12/097/17/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Zeng, Y., Hoyer, W., Liu, J., Koch, S. W., & Moloney, J. V. (2009). A classical study of second-harmonic generation from metallic nanoparticles. In Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, NLO 2009 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America.