Two-photon induced photoluminescence (TPL) microscopy has been used to probe the local field of nanoantennas.
We demonstrate that TPL imaging is directly correlated to the antenna electromagnetic mode computed
with a full 3D solver. Furthermore, spectroscopic mode mapping while scanning the incident wavelength enables near-field spectroscopy of specific areas of the antenna response, providing a deeper insight into its
Infrared chalcogenide glasses are studied with respect to their non linear optical properties. These glasses are sulfur or selenide glasses synthesized in the binary or ternary systems of the Ge-As-S-Se family and are transparent from the end of the visible region to wavelengths above 10 μm depending on the composition. The non linear optical characteristics are firstly determined through a spatially resolved Mach Zender interferometer with the help of a Nd-YAG laser at 1064 nm. Non linearities three order of magnitude above the non linearity of silica glass are achieved. Then, the non linear imaging technique has been used to characterize the glasses at the telecommunication wavelength of 1.55μm. This one shot technique has allow us to obtain values for the non linear refractive index n2 as high as 14 10-18 m2/W. The non linear absorption at 1.55 μm has also been evaluated and is below 1 cm/GW for all the glasses. These third order non linear optical properties make these glasses suitable candidates for integrated ultra fast all optical devices. On the basis of the GeSe4 vitreous composition, an optical fiber, single mode at 1.55 μm, is achieved.