TRR 142 - Nonlinear optical surfaces based on ZnO-plasmonic hybrid-nanostructures (C05)

Overview

The project targets the efficient manipulation of light beams with simultaneous frequency conversion at an ultrathin metal-zinc oxide metasurface. We plan to manipulate the amplitude and phase of the nonlinear waves based on the structural design and material composition on a nanoscale by utilizing a nonlinear Pancharatnam-Berry phase. By coupling the plasmonic resonances of the metal nanostructures to the virtual and real transitions in zinc oxide, we will enhance the nonlinearity of the combined system. With this concept, we will realize ultrathin nonlinear optical components, like nonlinear lenses and beamsplitters.

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Research profile area:
Optoelectronics and Photonics
Project type:
Research
Project duration:
01/2018 - 12/2021
Funded by:
DFG
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Principal Investigators

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Prof. Dr. Jens Förstner

Theoretical Electrical Engineering

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Prof. Dr. Cedrik Meier

Nanophotonics and Nanomaterials

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Zentgraf

Ultrafast Nanophotonics

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Project Team

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David Hähnel

Theoretical Electrical Engineering

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Henna Farheen

Theoretical Electrical Engineering

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Publications

Efficient Modeling and Tailoring of Nonlinear Wavefronts in Dielectric Metasurfaces
D. Hähnel, J. Förstner, V. Myroshnychenko, ACS Photonics (2023).
Optimization of optical waveguide antennas for directive emission of light
H. Farheen, T. Leuteritz, S. Linden, V. Myroshnychenko, J. Förstner, Journal of the Optical Society of America B 39 (2022) 83.
Electric-field-induced second harmonic generation in silicon dioxide
A. Widhalm, C. Golla, N. Weber, P. Mackwitz, A. Zrenner, C. Meier, Optics Express 30 (2022).
Resonant evanescent excitation of OAM modes in a high-contrast circular step-index fiber
M. Hammer, L. Ebers, J. Förstner, in: D.L. Andrews, E.J. Galvez, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop (Eds.), Complex Light and Optical Forces XVI, SPIE, 2022, p. 120170F.
Efficient Frequency Conversion with Geometric Phase Control in Optical Metasurfaces
B. Reineke Matsudo, B. Sain, L. Carletti, X. Zhang, W. Gao, C. Angelis, L. Huang, T. Zentgraf, Advanced Science 9 (2022).
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