Origin of second-harmonic generation enhancement in optical split-ring resonators


Journal Article

We present a study of the second-order nonlinear optical properties of metal-based metamaterials. A hydrodynamic model for electronic response is used, in which nonlinear surface contributions are expressed in terms of the bulk polarization. The model is in good agreement with published experimental results, and clarifies the mechanisms contributing to the nonlinear response. In particular, we show that the reported enhancement of the second harmonic in split-ring resonator based media is driven by the electric rather than the magnetic properties of the structure. © 2012 American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ciracì, C; Poutrina, E; Scalora, M; Smith, DR

Published Date

  • May 15, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 85 / 20

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-235X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1098-0121

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.201403

Citation Source

  • Scopus