We introduce an imaging technique based on second-harmonic generation with cylindrical vector beams that is extremely sensitive to three-dimensional orientation and nanoscale morphology of metal nano-objects. Our experiments and second-harmonic field calculations based on frequency-domain boundary element method are in very good agreement. The technique provides contrast for structural features that cannot be resolved by linear techniques or conventional states of polarization and shows great potential for simple and cost-effective far-field optical imaging in plasmonics.
|Translated title of the contribution||Second-harmonic generation imaging of metal nano-objects with cylindrical vector beams|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 15 May 2012|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
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