Title

Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of Metallodielectric Stacks

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2011

Publication Source

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Abstract

We report simulations of nonlinear optical transmission of an optical beam through heterogeneous metallo dielectric stacks under the action of nonlinear absorption. We use the finite element method (FEM) with two- dimensional transverse effects and transfer matrix method simulation techniques as complementary methods to validate the FEM approach.

We find a significant nonlinear absorption effect across spectral regimes where transmission is high. We compare the results with energy and group velocity results, but the enhancement of the nonlinear response is attributed to field confinement in the metal layers.

Inclusive pages

2277-2283

ISBN/ISSN

0740-3224

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Volume

28

Issue

9

Peer Reviewed

yes