Plasmon-enhanced second harmonic generation in semiconductor quantum dots close to metal nanoparticles

  • Pablo M. Jais Laboratorio de Electrónica Cuántica, FCEN, UBA. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires, CONICET. Argentina.
  • Catalina von Bilderling Centro de Microscopías Avanzadas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Argentina. Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires, CONICET. Argentina.
  • Andrea V. Bragas Laboratorio de Electrónica Cuántica, FCEN, UBA. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires, CONICET. Argentina.
Keywords: Plasmonics, Nonlinear Optics, Second Harmonic Generation, Silver Nanoparticles, CdS quantum dots, Field Enhancement

Abstract

We report the enhancement of the optical second harmonic signal in non-centrosymmetric semiconductor CdS quantum dots, when they are placed in close contact with isolated silver nanoparticles. The intensity enhancement is about 1000. We also show that the enhancement increases when the incoming laser frequency $\omega$ is tuned toward the spectral position of the silver plasmon at $2\omega$, proving that the silver nanoparticle modifies the nonlinear emission.

 

Received: 8 March 2011, Accepted: 30 May 2011; Edited by: L. Viña; Reviewed by: R. Gordon, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; DOI: 10.4279/PIP.030002

Cite as: P. M. Jais, C. von Bilderling, A. V. Bragas, Papers in Physics 3, 030002 (2011)

Open Review
Published
2011-06-09
How to Cite
Jais, P. M., von Bilderling, C., & Bragas, A. V. (2011). Plasmon-enhanced second harmonic generation in semiconductor quantum dots close to metal nanoparticles. Papers in Physics, 3, 030002. https://doi.org/10.4279/pip.030002
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