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Applied Physics B

, 122:119 | Cite as

Nanoantenna-controlled radiation pattern of the third-harmonic emission

  • Torsten StiehmEmail author
  • Johannes Kern
  • Marius Jürgensen
  • Steffen Michaelis de Vasconcellos
  • Rudolf Bratschitsch
Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Ultrafast Nanooptics

Abstract

We present the third-harmonic emission pattern of single and multiple gold nanoantennas excited by few-cycle infrared laser pulses. The angular distribution of the nonlinear emission is measured by back focal plane imaging with a high-numerical-aperture objective lens. The third-harmonic emission of a single-rod antenna has a dipole-like radiation pattern modified at the air–glass interface. Simultaneous excitation of multiple antennas under the same laser focus results in interferences of the far-field third-harmonic radiation, which can be well explained using a dipole model.

Keywords

Radiation Pattern Fuse Silica Substrate Glass Interface Measured Radiation Pattern Focal Plane Imaging 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank Harald Fuchs for granting access to the evaporator. We gratefully acknowledge financial support by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SPP 1391).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torsten Stiehm
    • 1
    Email author
  • Johannes Kern
    • 1
  • Marius Jürgensen
    • 1
  • Steffen Michaelis de Vasconcellos
    • 1
  • Rudolf Bratschitsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physics and Center for NanotechnologyUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany

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