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Optical second harmonic generation in amorphous silicon metamaterial

Optical second harmonic generation in amorphous silicon metamaterial
Optical second harmonic generation in amorphous silicon metamaterial
Second harmonic generation in centrosymmetric media is forbidden. However, mesoscopic structuring at the subwavelength scale can remove the center of inversion, creating nonlinear material with substantial second-order polarizability. We report efficient optical second harmonic generation in a 90 nm thick metamaterial fabricated from amorphous silicon that results from nanostructuring with a chevron pattern that simultaneously removes the center of inversion in the material and creates a closed mode optical resonance at the fundamental frequency that further enhances the metamaterial’s effective second-order polarizability. The use of amorphous materials enables frequency converters on non-trivial platforms, such as the end-facet of optical fibres.
Xu, Jie
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Savinov, Vassili
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Plum, Eric
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Zheludev, Nikolai
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Xu, Jie
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Savinov, Vassili
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Plum, Eric
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Zheludev, Nikolai
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Xu, Jie, Savinov, Vassili, Plum, Eric and Zheludev, Nikolai (2019) Optical second harmonic generation in amorphous silicon metamaterial. 13th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, Rome, Italy. 16 - 21 Sep 2019.

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Abstract

Second harmonic generation in centrosymmetric media is forbidden. However, mesoscopic structuring at the subwavelength scale can remove the center of inversion, creating nonlinear material with substantial second-order polarizability. We report efficient optical second harmonic generation in a 90 nm thick metamaterial fabricated from amorphous silicon that results from nanostructuring with a chevron pattern that simultaneously removes the center of inversion in the material and creates a closed mode optical resonance at the fundamental frequency that further enhances the metamaterial’s effective second-order polarizability. The use of amorphous materials enables frequency converters on non-trivial platforms, such as the end-facet of optical fibres.

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Published date: 16 September 2019
Venue - Dates: 13th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, Rome, Italy, 2019-09-16 - 2019-09-21

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Local EPrints ID: 431218
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/431218
PURE UUID: 9b964491-bb89-4e3a-a408-fa866fbcb29d
ORCID for Vassili Savinov: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7203-7222
ORCID for Eric Plum: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1552-1840
ORCID for Nikolai Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 28 May 2019 16:30
Last modified: 24 Sep 2019 04:01

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