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Title: Enhanced high-harmonic generation from an all-dielectric metasurface

Abstract

The recent observation of high-harmonic generation from solids creates a new possibility for engineering fundamental strong-field processes by patterning the solid target with subwavelength nanostructures. All-dielectric metasurfaces exhibit high damage thresholds and strong enhancement of the driving field, making them attractive platforms to control high harmonics and other high-field processes at the nanoscale. Here we report enhanced non-perturbative high-harmonic emission from a Fano-resonant Si metasurface that possesses a classical analogue of electromagnetically induced transparency. The harmonic emission is enhanced by more than two orders of magnitude compared to unpatterned samples. The enhanced high harmonics are highly anisotropic with respect to the excitation polarization and are selective by the excitation wavelength due to its resonant features. Furthermore, by combining nanofabrication technology and ultrafast strong-field physics, our work paves the way for the design of new compact ultrafast photonic devices that operate under high intensities and at short wavelengths.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
  2. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
  3. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1490657
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1745-2473
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group (NPG)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Liu, Hanzhe, Guo, Cheng, Vampa, Giulio, Zhang, Jingyuan Linda, Sarmiento, Tomas, Xiao, Meng, Bucksbaum, Philip H., Vučković, Jelena, Fan, Shanhui, and Reis, David A. Enhanced high-harmonic generation from an all-dielectric metasurface. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0233-6.
Liu, Hanzhe, Guo, Cheng, Vampa, Giulio, Zhang, Jingyuan Linda, Sarmiento, Tomas, Xiao, Meng, Bucksbaum, Philip H., Vučković, Jelena, Fan, Shanhui, & Reis, David A. Enhanced high-harmonic generation from an all-dielectric metasurface. United States. doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0233-6.
Liu, Hanzhe, Guo, Cheng, Vampa, Giulio, Zhang, Jingyuan Linda, Sarmiento, Tomas, Xiao, Meng, Bucksbaum, Philip H., Vučković, Jelena, Fan, Shanhui, and Reis, David A. Mon . "Enhanced high-harmonic generation from an all-dielectric metasurface". United States. doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0233-6. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1490657.
@article{osti_1490657,
title = {Enhanced high-harmonic generation from an all-dielectric metasurface},
author = {Liu, Hanzhe and Guo, Cheng and Vampa, Giulio and Zhang, Jingyuan Linda and Sarmiento, Tomas and Xiao, Meng and Bucksbaum, Philip H. and Vučković, Jelena and Fan, Shanhui and Reis, David A.},
abstractNote = {The recent observation of high-harmonic generation from solids creates a new possibility for engineering fundamental strong-field processes by patterning the solid target with subwavelength nanostructures. All-dielectric metasurfaces exhibit high damage thresholds and strong enhancement of the driving field, making them attractive platforms to control high harmonics and other high-field processes at the nanoscale. Here we report enhanced non-perturbative high-harmonic emission from a Fano-resonant Si metasurface that possesses a classical analogue of electromagnetically induced transparency. The harmonic emission is enhanced by more than two orders of magnitude compared to unpatterned samples. The enhanced high harmonics are highly anisotropic with respect to the excitation polarization and are selective by the excitation wavelength due to its resonant features. Furthermore, by combining nanofabrication technology and ultrafast strong-field physics, our work paves the way for the design of new compact ultrafast photonic devices that operate under high intensities and at short wavelengths.},
doi = {10.1038/s41567-018-0233-6},
journal = {Nature Physics},
number = 10,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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