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

M. J. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number083043
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

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