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Second-Order Nano-Oxides for Enhanced Nonlinear Photonics

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Organization address
address: Raemistrasse 101
postcode: 8092

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 Coordinator Country Switzerland [CH]
 Total cost 1˙500˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙500˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-02-01   to  2022-01-31


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 Project objective

Nonlinear optics is present in our daily life with applications, e.g. light sources for microsurgery or green laser pointer. All of them use bulk materials such as glass fibers or crystals. Generating nonlinear effects from materials at the nanoscale would expand the applications to biology as imaging markers or optoelectronic integrated devices. However, nonlinear signals scale with the volume of a material. Therefore finding materials with high nonlinearities to avoid using high power and large interaction length is challenging. Many studies focus on third order nonlinearities (described by a χ(3) tensor) present in every material (silicon, graphene…) or on metals for enhancing nonlinearities with plasmonics. My approach is to explore second-order χ(2) nanomaterials, since they show higher nonlinearities than χ(3) ones, additional properties such as birefringence, wide band gap for transparency, high refractive index (n>2), and no ohmic losses. Typical χ(2) materials are oxides (BaTiO3, LiNbO3…) with a non-centrosymmetric crystal used for wavelength conversion like in second-harmonic generation (SHG). The key idea is to demonstrate original strategies to enhance SHG of χ(2) nano-oxides with the material itself and without involving any hybrid effects from other materials such as plasmonic resonances of metals. First, I propose to use multiple Mie resonances from BaTiO3 nanoparticles to boost SHG in the UV to NIR range. Up to now, Mie effects at the nanoscale have been measured in materials with no χ(2) nonlinearities (silicon spheres). Second, since χ(2) oxides are difficult to etch, I will overcome this fabrication issue by demonstrating solution processed imprint lithography to form high-quality photonic crystal cavities from nanoparticles. Third, I will use facet processing of single LiNbO3 nanowire to obtain directionality effects for spectroscopy on-a-chip. This work fosters applications and commercial devices offering a sustainable future to this field.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Viola Valentina Vogler-Neuling, Romolo Savo, David Pohl, Nicholas R. Hendricks, Lukas Lang, Maria Timofeeva, Barbara Schneider, Felix Ulrich Richter, Flavia Timpu, Serge Monneret, Fabian Starsich, Rachel Grange
Solution‐Processed Barium Titanate Nonlinear Woodpile Photonic Structures with Large Surface Areas
published pages: 1900755, ISSN: 0370-1972, DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201900755
physica status solidi (b) 2020-04-03
2019 David Pohl, Marc Reig Escalé, Mohammad Madi, Fabian Kaufmann, Peter Brotzer, Anton Sergeyev, Benedikt Guldimann, Philippe Giaccari, Edoardo Andrea Alberti, Urs Eugen Meier, Rachel Grange
An integrated broadband spectrometer on thin-film lithium niobate
published pages: , ISSN: 1749-4885, DOI:
Nature Photonics 2019-09-13
2018 Rachel Grange
CHi2 Materials at the Nanoscale
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Foundations of Nonlinear Optics (FoNLO) 2018, Skidmore College in NY, U.S.A. 2018, 19–21.06 2019-09-13
2019 Flavia Timpu, Marc Reig Escalé, Maria Timofeeva, Nives Strkalj, Morgan Trassin, Manfred Fiebig, Rachel Grange
Enhanced Nonlinear Yield from Barium Titanate Metasurface Down to the Near Ultraviolet
published pages: 1900936, ISSN: 2195-1071, DOI: 10.1002/adom.201900936
Advanced Optical Materials 2019-09-13
2018 Rachel Grange
How to Enhance Nonlinear Optical Signals of Metal-Oxide Nanomaterials?
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NanoPlasm 2018 Detailed Program and Abstract Book 2019-09-13
2019 Timpu Flavia, Vogler-Neuling Viola, Grange Rachel
Second-harmonic generation from metal oxide metasurfaces and photonic crystals
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of META 2019, The 10th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics 2019-09-13
2019 Grégoire Saerens, Lukas Lang, Claude Renaut, Flavia Timpu, Viola Vogler-Neuling, Christophe Durand, Maria Tchernycheva, Igor Shtrom, Alexey Bouravleuv, Rachel Grange, Maria Timofeeva
Image-based autofocusing system for nonlinear optical microscopy with broad spectral tuning
published pages: 19915, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/oe.27.019915
Optics Express 27/14 2019-08-29
2018 Maria Timofeeva, Lukas Lang, Flavia Timpu, Claude Renaut, Alexei Bouravleuv, Igor Shtrom, George Cirlin, Rachel Grange
Anapoles in Free-Standing III–V Nanodisks Enhancing Second-Harmonic Generation
published pages: 3695-3702, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00830
Nano Letters 18/6 2019-06-13
2019 Claude Renaut, Lukas Lang, Kristina Frizyuk, Maria Timofeeva, Filipp E. Komissarenko, Ivan S. Mukhin, Daria Smirnova, Flavia Timpu, Mihail Petrov, Yuri Kivshar, Rachel Grange
Reshaping the Second-Order Polar Response of Hybrid Metal–Dielectric Nanodimers
published pages: 877-884, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b04089
Nano Letters 19/2 2019-08-29
2019 Flavia Timpu, Joan Sendra, Claude Renaut, Lukas Lang, Maria Timofeeva, Maria Teresa Buscaglia, Vincenzo Buscaglia, Rachel Grange
Lithium Niobate Nanocubes as Linear and Nonlinear Ultraviolet Mie Resonators
published pages: 545-552, ISSN: 2330-4022, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01594
ACS Photonics 6/2 2019-08-29

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