Measurement of optical second-harmonic generation from an individual single-walled carbon nanotube

M. Huttunen, O. Herranen, A. Johansson, H. Jiang, P.R. Mudimela, P. Myllyperkiö, G. Bautista, A.G. Nasibulin, E.I. Kauppinen, M. Ahlskog, M. Kauranen, M. Pettersson

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    Abstract

    We show that optical second-harmonic generation (SHG) can be observed from individual single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and, furthermore, allows imaging of individual tubes. Detailed analysis of our results suggests that the structural non-centrosymmetry, as required for SHG, arises from the non-zero chiral angle of the SWCNT. SHG thus has potential as a fast, non-destructive and simple method for imaging of individual nanomolecules and for probing their chiral properties.
    Translated title of the contributionMeasurement of optical second-harmonic generation from an individual single-walled carbon nanotube
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number083043
    Number of pages14
    JournalNew Journal of Physics
    Volume15
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2013
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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