Nonlinear Strong Coupling by Second-Harmonic Generation Enhancement in Plasmonic Nanopatch Antennas

Bryson Krause, Dhananjay Mishra, Jiyang Chen, Christos Argyropoulos, Thang Hoang

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Enhanced electromagnetic fields within plasmonic nanocavity mode volumes enable multiple significant effects that lead to applications in both the linear and nonlinear optical regimes. In this work, enhanced second-harmonic generation (SHG) is demonstrated from individual plasmonic nanopatch antennas (NPAs) which are formed by separating silver nanocubes from a smooth gold film using a sub-10 nm zinc oxide spacer layer. When the NPAs are excited at their fundamental plasmon frequency, a 104-fold increase in the intensity of the SHG wave is observed. Moreover, by integrating quantum emitters that have an absorption energy at the fundamental frequency, a second-order nonlinear exciton–polariton strong coupling response is observed with a Rabi splitting energy of 19 meV. The nonlinear frequency conversion using NPAs thus provides an excellent platform for nonlinear control of the light−matter interactions in both weak and strong coupling regimes which will have a great potential for applications in optical engineering and information processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2200510
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 18 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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