Near-Field Imaging of Nonlinear Optical Mixing in Single Zinc Oxide Nanowires

Justin C. Johnson, Haoquan Yan, Richard D. Schaller, Poul B. Petersen, Peidong Yang, Richard J. Saykally

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Abstract

The nonlinear optical response of semiconductor nanowires has potential application for frequency conversion in nanoscale optical circuitry. Here, second- and third-harmonic generation (SHG, THG) are imaged on single zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires using near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM). The absolute magnitudes of the two independent X(2) elements of a single wire are determined, and the nanowire SHG and THG emission patterns as a function of incident polarization are attributed to the hexagonal nanowire geometry and X(2) tensor symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-283
Number of pages5
JournalNano letters
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2002

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Johnson, J. C., Yan, H., Schaller, R. D., Petersen, P. B., Yang, P., & Saykally, R. J. (2002). Near-Field Imaging of Nonlinear Optical Mixing in Single Zinc Oxide Nanowires. Nano letters, 2(4), 279-283. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl015686n