Exploiting resonances of dielectric and metallic nanoparticles can provide a superior way for manipulation of light fields. The control of these resonances is achieved by varying the geometry of the nanoparticles (i.e. the optical nanoantennas) leading to the engineering of many optical processes, including second harmonic generation. In this talk I will present our activities on the design of all-dielectric and metallic nanoantennas for efficient nonlinear interactions and second harmonic generation.
Costantino De Angelis (http://nora.unibs.it) received the Ph.D. in Telecommunications from the University of Padova, in 1993. From 1993 to 1994, he was with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. From 1994 to 1998, he was Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronics and Informatics, University of Padova. In 1997 he has been appointed as Visiting Researcher at the University of Limoges. Since 1998 he is with the University of Brescia, where he is Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields.