Resonant Chiral Effects in Nonlinear Dielectric Metasurfaces

Kirill Koshelev*, Yutao Tang, Zixian Hu, Ivan I. Kravchenko, Guixin Li, Yuri Kivshar*

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    We study the resonant enhancement of linear and nonlinear chiroptical effects in planar silicon metasurfaces with an in-plane asymmetry supporting multipolar Mie resonances and quasi-bound states in the continuum (quasi-BICs). We demonstrate theoretically and observe in experiment the pronounced linear circular dichroism at the quasi-BIC resonances originating from the interaction of modes with the substrate. We further find that both local field enhancement and third-harmonic signal are large for Mie resonances and some quasi-BIC modes due to the critical coupling. We demonstrate experimentally a strong nonlinear chiroptical response associated with high efficiency of the third-harmonic generation and large nonlinear circular dichroism varying from +0.918 ± 0.049 to −0.771 ± 0.004 for the samples with different asymmetries. We reveal the nonreciprocal nature of nonlinear chirality governed by the microscopic symmetry of nonlinearities and macroscopic symmetries of the meta-atom and metasurface lattice. We believe our results suggest a general strategy for engineering nonlinear chiroptical response in dielectric resonant metasurfaces.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)298-306
    Number of pages9
    JournalACS Photonics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2023


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