The intense interactions between light and plasmons allow for electromagnetic energy to be used in a variety of novel ways. Plasmon-mediated nonlinear optics enable efficient light modulation through processes like harmonic generation, frequency mixing, and polarization rotation. These fundamental nonlinear processes can be exploited for applications such as photonic circuits and devices, and for chemical sensing. Similarly, plasmons can harvest electromagnetic waves to drive exotic chemical transformations. This special topic issue highlights recent theoretical and experimental works that advance the state-of-the-art in plasmon-mediated nonlinear optics, sensing and chemistry, and reactivity. The emergence of new applications and materials that enable plasmon-mediated phenomena is also showcased.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- non-equilibrium effects for novel photochemistry
- hot electron dynamics
- coherent phenomena
- strong coupling
- polariton chemistry
- structured radiation
- coherent phenomena
- quantum plasmonics
- chiral effects
- harmonic generation and multi-wave mixing
- non-perturbative harmonic generation
- novel imaging and sensing methods
- advancements in Raman spectroscopy
- ultraviolet, visible, and mid infrared plasmonics
Kenneth Knappenberger Jr., Pennsylvania State University
Matthew Sheldon, Texas A&M University
Olivier Martin, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Emiko Kazuma, The University of Tokyo
Lasse Jensen, Pennsylvania State University
Renee Frontiera, University of Minnesota
Please note that papers will be published as normal when they are ready in a regular issue of the journal and will populate on a virtual collection page within a few days of publication. Inclusion in the collection will not cause delay in publication.
How to submit:
- Please submit through the online submission system.
- Under manuscript type → select Article or Communication, as appropriate.
- Under manuscript information → Manuscript classification → select Special Topic: “Plasmon-mediated Nonlinear Optics and Dynamics”