Abstract

Spectral dependent values of the third-harmonic-generation susceptibility ?(3)(3?:?,?,?) of Ag-nanoparticles have been successfully determined. When the third-harmonic-generation wavelength coincides with the Ag nanoparticles' plasmon-resonant frequency, strong ?(3)(3?:?,?,?) enhancement is experimentally proved for the first time.

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