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Title: Enhanced Second-Harmonic Generation Using Broken Symmetry III–V Semiconductor Fano Metasurfaces

All-dielectric metasurfaces, two-dimensional arrays of subwavelength low loss dielectric inclusions, can be used not only to control the amplitude and phase of optical beams, but also to generate new wavelengths through enhanced nonlinear optical processes that are free from some of the constraints dictated by the use of bulk materials. Recently, high quality factor (Q) resonances in these metasurfaces have been revealed and utilized for applications such as sensing and lasing. The origin of these resonances stems from the interference of two nanoresonator modes with vastly different Q. Here we show that nonlinear optical processes can be further enhanced by utilizing these high-Q resonances in broken symmetry all-dielectric metasurfaces. As a result, we study second harmonic generation from broken symmetry metasurfaces made from III–V semiconductors and observe nontrivial spectral shaping of second-harmonic and multifold efficiency enhancement induced by high field localization and enhancement inside the nanoresonators.
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2330-4022; 660514
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ACS Photonics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2330-4022
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; dielectric metasurfaces; Fano resonances; III−V semiconductors; second-harmonic generation
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