Abstract

Second-harmonic generation of uniformly oriented, ellipsoidal silver nanoparticles in a glass matrix was observed and investigated as a function of incidence angle, light polarization, and spatial arrangement of the particles. The results can be explained by the symmetry of the spatial nanoparticle arrangement and by resonance enhancement that is due to the localized surface plasmons of the particles. Second-harmonic enhancement is observed only in sufficiently thin layers (Δkl<π); on a sample with two separate layers, strong modulation owing to quasi-phase matching is obtained.

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