Second harmonic nano-particles for femtosecond coherent control on the nanoscale

Nicolo Accanto, Jana B. Nieder, Lukasz Piatkowski, Marta Castro-Lopez, Francesco Pastorelli, Daan Brinks, Niek F. van Hulst

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Abstract

We provide a complete toolkit for coherent control experiments on the nano-scale. By exploiting the second harmonic emission from single (150 nm) nonlinear nano-particles, we
show that ultrafast femtosecond laser pulses can be compressed and controlled in time with unprecedented spatial accuracy. The method is tested on various nano-particles of different sizes, shapes and materials, both dielectric BaTiO3, Fe(IO3)3) and metallic (Au) thus demonstrating its robustness and versatility.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1305.3783v1
JournalArxiv.com
Number of pages16
Publication statusSubmitted - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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