Field-enhanced nonlinear optical properties of organic nanofibers

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Second harmonic generation in nonlinearly optically active organic nanofibers, generated via self-assembled surface growth from nonsymmetrically functionalized para-quarterphenylene (CNHP4) molecules, has been investigated. After the growth on mica templates, nanofibers have been transferred onto lithographically defined regular arrays of metal and dielectric nanostructures. Such hybrid systems were employed to correlate the second harmonic response to both morphology of the fibers i.e. local field enhancement due to local changes in the fiber’s morphology and field enhancement effects appearing on the nanostructures. With the help of femtosecond laser scanning microscopy two-dimensional second-harmonic images of individual nanoaggregates were obtained and analyzed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III
EditorsThomas Durt, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Alexander L. Gaeta, Alexander V. Sergienko, Arno Rauschenbeutel, Neil G. R. Broderick
Number of pages6
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date1. May 2014
Article number913618
ISBN (Electronic)9781628410846
Publication statusPublished - 1. May 2014
EventSPIE Photonics Europe 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 14. Apr 201417. Apr 2014


ConferenceSPIE Photonics Europe 2014
SeriesProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering


  • Organic nanofibers
  • second harmonic generation
  • field enhancement
  • organic nanotechnology


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    Oksana Kostiučenko (Participant)

    14. Apr 2014

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