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Enhancing four-wave-mixing processes by nanowire arrays coupled to a gold film.

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Poutrina, E; Ciracì, C; Gauthier, DJ; Smith, DR
Published in: Optics express
May 2012

We consider the process of four-wave mixing in an array of gold nanowires strongly coupled to a gold film. Using full-wave simulations, we perform a quantitative comparison of the four-wave mixing efficiency associated with a bare film and films with nanowire arrays. We find that the strongly localized surface plasmon resonances of the coupled nanowires provide an additional local field enhancement that, along with the delocalized surface plasmon of the film, produces an overall four-wave mixing efficiency enhancement of up to six orders of magnitude over that of the bare film. The enhancement occurs over a wide range of excitation angles. The film-coupled nanowire array is easily amenable to nanofabrication, and could find application as an ultra-compact component for integrated photonic and quantum optic systems.

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Optics express

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EISSN

1094-4087

ISSN

1094-4087

Publication Date

May 2012

Volume

20

Issue

10

Start / End Page

11005 / 11013

Related Subject Headings

  • Surface Plasmon Resonance
  • Quantum Theory
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Optics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Nanowires
  • Nanotechnology
  • Metal Nanoparticles
  • Gold
  • Equipment Design
 

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Poutrina, E., Ciracì, C., Gauthier, D. J., & Smith, D. R. (2012). Enhancing four-wave-mixing processes by nanowire arrays coupled to a gold film. Optics Express, 20(10), 11005–11013. https://doi.org/10.1364/oe.20.011005
Poutrina, Ekaterina, Cristian Ciracì, Daniel J. Gauthier, and David R. Smith. “Enhancing four-wave-mixing processes by nanowire arrays coupled to a gold film.Optics Express 20, no. 10 (May 2012): 11005–13. https://doi.org/10.1364/oe.20.011005.
Poutrina E, Ciracì C, Gauthier DJ, Smith DR. Enhancing four-wave-mixing processes by nanowire arrays coupled to a gold film. Optics express. 2012 May;20(10):11005–13.
Poutrina, Ekaterina, et al. “Enhancing four-wave-mixing processes by nanowire arrays coupled to a gold film.Optics Express, vol. 20, no. 10, May 2012, pp. 11005–13. Epmc, doi:10.1364/oe.20.011005.
Poutrina E, Ciracì C, Gauthier DJ, Smith DR. Enhancing four-wave-mixing processes by nanowire arrays coupled to a gold film. Optics express. 2012 May;20(10):11005–11013.
Journal cover image

Published In

Optics express

DOI

EISSN

1094-4087

ISSN

1094-4087

Publication Date

May 2012

Volume

20

Issue

10

Start / End Page

11005 / 11013

Related Subject Headings

  • Surface Plasmon Resonance
  • Quantum Theory
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Optics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Nanowires
  • Nanotechnology
  • Metal Nanoparticles
  • Gold
  • Equipment Design