Nonlinear Plasmon Optics

  • Mario Hentschel
  • Tobias Utikal
  • Bernd Metzger
  • Harald Giessen
  • Markus Lippitz
Part of the Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics book series (NON)


We study nonlinear optics in plasmonic nanosystems, discuss the role of structural symmetries and the influence of linear optical properties. In particular, we investigate third harmonic generation from dimer nanoantennas and show that the nonlinear optical response, in contrast to common belief, is not governed by gap nonlinearities but fully described by the linear optical properties of the antenna. A simple nonlinear harmonic oscillator model is shown to reproduce all experimental features.


Second Harmonic Generation Antenna Array Local Electric Field Third Harmonic Generation Split Ring Resonator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Hentschel
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tobias Utikal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bernd Metzger
    • 1
  • Harald Giessen
    • 1
  • Markus Lippitz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.4th Physics Institute and Research Center SCoPEUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Solid State ResearchStuttgartGermany

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