|Posted: Sep 12, 2017|
Physicists observe amplification of an optical signal within cubic nonlinear nanostructures(Nanowerk News) The coherent amplification of a localized optical signal within a planar titanium nitride nanoantenna has been achieved by scientists of Kazan Federal University (under the leadership of Sergey Kharintsev) and physicists from Harvard University, Nazarbayev University, and Imperial College London.
|The results have been recently published in Nano Letters ("Nonlinear Raman Effects Enhanced by Surface Plasmon Excitation in Planar Refractory Nanoantennas").|
|Left) A scheme of nonlinear interaction of a plasmonic pump and localized, and, as a result, Stimulated Raman Scattering occurs; (right) A plot of scattered intensity vs the pump power. (Image: Kazan Federal University)|
|"The observable phenomenon is based on the nonlinear interaction of surface plasmon-polaritons and localized Stokes wave", explained Dr. Kharintsev. "Stimulated Raman (gain) emission and (loss) absorption of light are generated within a planar TiN nanoantenna exposed to a continuous laser wave with a modest power".|
|According to the physicists, these results will contribute to the development of a novel area in material sciences, in which plasmonic, Raman-active, and refractory materials are studied for amplifying optical signals beyond the diffraction limit of light.|
|Source: Kazan Federal University|
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