Enhanced Third-Harmonic Generation from a Metal/Semiconductor Core/Shell Hybrid Nanostructure

Omri Bar-Elli, Eran Grinvald, Noga Meir, Lior Neeman, Dan Oron

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Nonlinear optical processes can be dramatically enhanced via the use of localized surface plasmon modes in metal nanoparticles. Here we show how more elaborate structures, based on shape-controlled Au/Cu2O core/shell nanostructures, enable further enhancement of the nanoparticle third-harmonic scattering cross-section. The semiconducting component takes a twofold role in this structure, both providing a knob to tune the resonant frequency of the gold plasmon and providing resonant enhancement by virtue of its excitonic states. The advantages and deficiencies of using such core/shell metal/semiconductor structures are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8064-8069
Number of pages6
JournalACS nano
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 25 2015


  • core/shell nanoparticles
  • plasmonics
  • third-harmonic generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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