Plasmon-enhanced second harmonic generation in semiconductor quantum dots close to metal nanoparticles
Keywords:Plasmonics, Nonlinear Optics, Second Harmonic Generation, Silver Nanoparticles, CdS quantum dots, Field Enhancement
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)
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