Abstract

We designed and fabricated a centrosymmetric material where one may be able to consider an efficient quadratic nonlinear interaction. We followed a solid phase-supported organic synthesis methodology to covalently bind a large number of highly nonlinear molecules to the surface of polystyrene nanospheres. Such chemically modified optically nonlinear latex spheres, when suspended in water, are seen to perfectly self-organize into a centrosymmetric lattice. Taking advantage of the nonlinear interaction located at the sphere-water interface and the photonic crystal properties of the fabricated material we were able to generate second-harmonic light visible to the naked eye.

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  2. J. Martorell, R. Corbalan, R. Vilaseca and J. Trull, Photonic Band Gap Materials, C. M.  Soukoulis, ed.(Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 1996), pp. 529-534.
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  6. The Latex we used was supplied from IKERLAT polymers (http://www.ikerlatpolymers.es/).
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    [CrossRef]
  8. A. Molinos-Gómez, M. Maymó, X. Vidal, J. Martorell, D. Velasco and F. López Calahorra are preparing a paper to be called "Second-harmonic generation in colloidal photonic crystals chemically modified with nonlinear optical chromophores."
  9. S. A. Asher, J. M. Weissman, A. Tikhonov, R. D. Coalson, and R. Kesavamoorthy, "Difraction in crystalline colloidal-array photonic crystals," Phys. Rev. E 69, 066619 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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2005 (2)

J. Martorell, "Broadband efficient nonlinear difference generation in a counterpropagating configuration," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 241113 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y-C. Huang, "Theory of backward distributed-feedback optical parametric amplifiers and oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1244-1254 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

S. A. Asher, J. M. Weissman, A. Tikhonov, R. D. Coalson, and R. Kesavamoorthy, "Difraction in crystalline colloidal-array photonic crystals," Phys. Rev. E 69, 066619 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

W. L. Mochan, J. A. Maytorena, B. S. Mendoza, and V. L. Brudny, "Second-harmonic generation in arrays of spherical particles," Phys. Rev. B 68,085318 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

2001 (1)

N. Yang, W. E. Angerer, and A. G. Yodh, "Angle-resolved second-harmonic light scattering from colloidal particles," Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 103902 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

J. I. Dadap, J. Shan, K. B. Eisenthal, and T. F. Heinz, "Second-harmonic Rayleigh scattering from a sphere of centrosymmetric material," Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4045-4048 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (3)

J. Martorell, R. Vilaseca, and R. Corbalán, "Scattering of second-harmonic light from small spherical particles ordered in a crystalline lattice," Phys. Rev. A. 55, 4520-4525 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Martorell, R. Vilaseca, and R. Corbalán, "Second-harmonic generation in a photonic crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 702-704 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Manka, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, R. Viswanathan, and J. W. Haus, " Pulsed second-harmonic generation in nonlinear, one-dimensional, periodic structures," Phys. Rev. A 56, 3166-3174 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

Y. Maruyama, M. Ishikawa, and H. Satozono, "Femtosecond isomerization of crystal violet in alcohols," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 118, 6257-6263 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

S. R. Marder, J. W. Perry, C. P. Yakymyshyn, "Organic salts with large 2nd-order optical nonlinearities," Chem. Mater. 6, 1137-1147 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1987 (2)

1984 (1)

1970 (1)

N. Bloembergen and A. J. Sievers, "Nonlinear optical properties of periodic laminar structures," Appl. Phys. Lett. 17, 483-486 (1970).
[CrossRef]

1969 (1)

P. A. Hiltner and I. M. Krieger, "Diffraction of light by ordered suspensions," J. Phys. Chem. 73, 2386-2389 (1969).
[CrossRef]

1966 (1)

S. E. Harris, "Proposed backward wave oscillation in infrared," Appl. Phys. Lett. 9, 114 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Angerer, W. E.

N. Yang, W. E. Angerer, and A. G. Yodh, "Angle-resolved second-harmonic light scattering from colloidal particles," Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 103902 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Asher, S. A.

S. A. Asher, J. M. Weissman, A. Tikhonov, R. D. Coalson, and R. Kesavamoorthy, "Difraction in crystalline colloidal-array photonic crystals," Phys. Rev. E 69, 066619 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Carlson and S. A. Asher, "Characterization of optical diffraction and crystal-structure in monodisperse polystyrene colloids," Appl. Spectrosc. 38, 297-304 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Bloembergen, N.

N. Bloembergen and A. J. Sievers, "Nonlinear optical properties of periodic laminar structures," Appl. Phys. Lett. 17, 483-486 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Bloemer, M. J.

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Manka, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, R. Viswanathan, and J. W. Haus, " Pulsed second-harmonic generation in nonlinear, one-dimensional, periodic structures," Phys. Rev. A 56, 3166-3174 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Bowden, C. M.

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Manka, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, R. Viswanathan, and J. W. Haus, " Pulsed second-harmonic generation in nonlinear, one-dimensional, periodic structures," Phys. Rev. A 56, 3166-3174 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Brudny, V. L.

W. L. Mochan, J. A. Maytorena, B. S. Mendoza, and V. L. Brudny, "Second-harmonic generation in arrays of spherical particles," Phys. Rev. B 68,085318 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Carlson, R. J.

Coalson, R. D.

S. A. Asher, J. M. Weissman, A. Tikhonov, R. D. Coalson, and R. Kesavamoorthy, "Difraction in crystalline colloidal-array photonic crystals," Phys. Rev. E 69, 066619 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Corbalán, R.

J. Martorell, R. Vilaseca, and R. Corbalán, "Second-harmonic generation in a photonic crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 702-704 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Martorell, R. Vilaseca, and R. Corbalán, "Scattering of second-harmonic light from small spherical particles ordered in a crystalline lattice," Phys. Rev. A. 55, 4520-4525 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Dadap, J. I.

J. I. Dadap, J. Shan, K. B. Eisenthal, and T. F. Heinz, "Second-harmonic Rayleigh scattering from a sphere of centrosymmetric material," Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4045-4048 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Dorsch, D.

Dowling, J. P.

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Manka, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, R. Viswanathan, and J. W. Haus, " Pulsed second-harmonic generation in nonlinear, one-dimensional, periodic structures," Phys. Rev. A 56, 3166-3174 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Eidenschnik, R.

Eisenthal, K. B.

J. I. Dadap, J. Shan, K. B. Eisenthal, and T. F. Heinz, "Second-harmonic Rayleigh scattering from a sphere of centrosymmetric material," Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4045-4048 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Gierulski, A.

Harris, S. E.

S. E. Harris, "Proposed backward wave oscillation in infrared," Appl. Phys. Lett. 9, 114 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Haus, J. W.

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Manka, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, R. Viswanathan, and J. W. Haus, " Pulsed second-harmonic generation in nonlinear, one-dimensional, periodic structures," Phys. Rev. A 56, 3166-3174 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Heinz, T. F.

J. I. Dadap, J. Shan, K. B. Eisenthal, and T. F. Heinz, "Second-harmonic Rayleigh scattering from a sphere of centrosymmetric material," Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4045-4048 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hiltner, P. A.

P. A. Hiltner and I. M. Krieger, "Diffraction of light by ordered suspensions," J. Phys. Chem. 73, 2386-2389 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Huang, Y-C.

Ishikawa, M.

Y. Maruyama, M. Ishikawa, and H. Satozono, "Femtosecond isomerization of crystal violet in alcohols," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 118, 6257-6263 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kesavamoorthy, R.

S. A. Asher, J. M. Weissman, A. Tikhonov, R. D. Coalson, and R. Kesavamoorthy, "Difraction in crystalline colloidal-array photonic crystals," Phys. Rev. E 69, 066619 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Krieger, I. M.

P. A. Hiltner and I. M. Krieger, "Diffraction of light by ordered suspensions," J. Phys. Chem. 73, 2386-2389 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Manka, A. S.

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Manka, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, R. Viswanathan, and J. W. Haus, " Pulsed second-harmonic generation in nonlinear, one-dimensional, periodic structures," Phys. Rev. A 56, 3166-3174 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Marder, S. R.

S. R. Marder, J. W. Perry, C. P. Yakymyshyn, "Organic salts with large 2nd-order optical nonlinearities," Chem. Mater. 6, 1137-1147 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Marowsky, G.

Martorell, J.

J. Martorell, "Broadband efficient nonlinear difference generation in a counterpropagating configuration," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 241113 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Martorell, "Parametric nonlinear interaction in centrosymmetric three-dimensional photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2075-2082 (2002).

J. Martorell, R. Vilaseca, and R. Corbalán, "Scattering of second-harmonic light from small spherical particles ordered in a crystalline lattice," Phys. Rev. A. 55, 4520-4525 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Martorell, R. Vilaseca, and R. Corbalán, "Second-harmonic generation in a photonic crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 702-704 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Maruyama, Y.

Y. Maruyama, M. Ishikawa, and H. Satozono, "Femtosecond isomerization of crystal violet in alcohols," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 118, 6257-6263 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Maytorena, J. A.

W. L. Mochan, J. A. Maytorena, B. S. Mendoza, and V. L. Brudny, "Second-harmonic generation in arrays of spherical particles," Phys. Rev. B 68,085318 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mendoza, B. S.

W. L. Mochan, J. A. Maytorena, B. S. Mendoza, and V. L. Brudny, "Second-harmonic generation in arrays of spherical particles," Phys. Rev. B 68,085318 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mochan, W. L.

W. L. Mochan, J. A. Maytorena, B. S. Mendoza, and V. L. Brudny, "Second-harmonic generation in arrays of spherical particles," Phys. Rev. B 68,085318 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Perry, J. W.

S. R. Marder, J. W. Perry, C. P. Yakymyshyn, "Organic salts with large 2nd-order optical nonlinearities," Chem. Mater. 6, 1137-1147 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Rieger, B.

Satozono, H.

Y. Maruyama, M. Ishikawa, and H. Satozono, "Femtosecond isomerization of crystal violet in alcohols," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 118, 6257-6263 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Scalora, M.

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Manka, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, R. Viswanathan, and J. W. Haus, " Pulsed second-harmonic generation in nonlinear, one-dimensional, periodic structures," Phys. Rev. A 56, 3166-3174 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shan, J.

J. I. Dadap, J. Shan, K. B. Eisenthal, and T. F. Heinz, "Second-harmonic Rayleigh scattering from a sphere of centrosymmetric material," Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4045-4048 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sievers, A. J.

N. Bloembergen and A. J. Sievers, "Nonlinear optical properties of periodic laminar structures," Appl. Phys. Lett. 17, 483-486 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Sipe, J. E.

Steinhoff, R.

Tikhonov, A.

S. A. Asher, J. M. Weissman, A. Tikhonov, R. D. Coalson, and R. Kesavamoorthy, "Difraction in crystalline colloidal-array photonic crystals," Phys. Rev. E 69, 066619 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Vilaseca, R.

J. Martorell, R. Vilaseca, and R. Corbalán, "Second-harmonic generation in a photonic crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 702-704 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Martorell, R. Vilaseca, and R. Corbalán, "Scattering of second-harmonic light from small spherical particles ordered in a crystalline lattice," Phys. Rev. A. 55, 4520-4525 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Viswanathan, R.

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Manka, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, R. Viswanathan, and J. W. Haus, " Pulsed second-harmonic generation in nonlinear, one-dimensional, periodic structures," Phys. Rev. A 56, 3166-3174 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Weissman, J. M.

S. A. Asher, J. M. Weissman, A. Tikhonov, R. D. Coalson, and R. Kesavamoorthy, "Difraction in crystalline colloidal-array photonic crystals," Phys. Rev. E 69, 066619 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yakymyshyn, C. P.

S. R. Marder, J. W. Perry, C. P. Yakymyshyn, "Organic salts with large 2nd-order optical nonlinearities," Chem. Mater. 6, 1137-1147 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Yang, N.

N. Yang, W. E. Angerer, and A. G. Yodh, "Angle-resolved second-harmonic light scattering from colloidal particles," Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 103902 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Yodh, A. G.

N. Yang, W. E. Angerer, and A. G. Yodh, "Angle-resolved second-harmonic light scattering from colloidal particles," Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 103902 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

J. Martorell, R. Vilaseca, and R. Corbalán, "Second-harmonic generation in a photonic crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 702-704 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. Bloembergen and A. J. Sievers, "Nonlinear optical properties of periodic laminar structures," Appl. Phys. Lett. 17, 483-486 (1970).
[CrossRef]

J. Martorell, "Broadband efficient nonlinear difference generation in a counterpropagating configuration," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 241113 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. E. Harris, "Proposed backward wave oscillation in infrared," Appl. Phys. Lett. 9, 114 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Spectrosc. (1)

Chem. Mater. (1)

S. R. Marder, J. W. Perry, C. P. Yakymyshyn, "Organic salts with large 2nd-order optical nonlinearities," Chem. Mater. 6, 1137-1147 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Am. Chem. Soc. (1)

Y. Maruyama, M. Ishikawa, and H. Satozono, "Femtosecond isomerization of crystal violet in alcohols," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 118, 6257-6263 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (4)

J. Phys. Chem. (1)

P. A. Hiltner and I. M. Krieger, "Diffraction of light by ordered suspensions," J. Phys. Chem. 73, 2386-2389 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Manka, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, R. Viswanathan, and J. W. Haus, " Pulsed second-harmonic generation in nonlinear, one-dimensional, periodic structures," Phys. Rev. A 56, 3166-3174 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A. (1)

J. Martorell, R. Vilaseca, and R. Corbalán, "Scattering of second-harmonic light from small spherical particles ordered in a crystalline lattice," Phys. Rev. A. 55, 4520-4525 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

W. L. Mochan, J. A. Maytorena, B. S. Mendoza, and V. L. Brudny, "Second-harmonic generation in arrays of spherical particles," Phys. Rev. B 68,085318 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

S. A. Asher, J. M. Weissman, A. Tikhonov, R. D. Coalson, and R. Kesavamoorthy, "Difraction in crystalline colloidal-array photonic crystals," Phys. Rev. E 69, 066619 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

J. I. Dadap, J. Shan, K. B. Eisenthal, and T. F. Heinz, "Second-harmonic Rayleigh scattering from a sphere of centrosymmetric material," Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4045-4048 (1999).
[CrossRef]

N. Yang, W. E. Angerer, and A. G. Yodh, "Angle-resolved second-harmonic light scattering from colloidal particles," Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 103902 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

The Latex we used was supplied from IKERLAT polymers (http://www.ikerlatpolymers.es/).

Y. R. Shen, the Principles of Nonlinear Optics (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1984).

J. Martorell, R. Corbalan, R. Vilaseca and J. Trull, Photonic Band Gap Materials, C. M.  Soukoulis, ed.(Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 1996), pp. 529-534.

A. Molinos-Gómez, M. Maymó, X. Vidal, J. Martorell, D. Velasco and F. López Calahorra are preparing a paper to be called "Second-harmonic generation in colloidal photonic crystals chemically modified with nonlinear optical chromophores."

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