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Lifetime and dephasing of plasmons in Ag nanoparticles
Author(s): Mathias Scharte; Ron Porath; Torsten Ohms; Martin Aeschlimann; Bernhard Lamprecht; Harald Ditlbacher; Franz Rembert Aussenegg
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Paper Abstract

In this work the dynamics of laser excited electrons in elliptic shaped silver nanoparticles were studied by means of the time-resolved two-photon-photoemission technique. The shape of the nanoparticles allows to distinguish between particle plasmon excitation and electron-hole pair excitation (intraband process) by simply changing the polarization of the laser pulse. These comparative studies, using the same experimental apparatus, enable us to study the respective role of collective and quasi-particle excitation in the electron dynamics of a metallic nanoparticle. The results are analyzed with a three level model according to the Liouville-von Neumann equation. The first measurements indicate that the electron dynamics vary considerably between these two excitation cases.

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Date Published: 5 December 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4456, Controlling and Using Light in Nanometric Domains, (5 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449533
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Mathias Scharte, Univ. of Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Ron Porath, Univ. of Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Torsten Ohms, Univ. of Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Martin Aeschlimann, Univ. of Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Bernhard Lamprecht, Karl-Franzens-Univ. Graz (Austria)
Harald Ditlbacher, Karl-Franzens-Univ. Graz (Austria)
Franz Rembert Aussenegg, Karl-Franzens-Univ. Graz (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4456:
Controlling and Using Light in Nanometric Domains
Aaron Lewis; H. Kumar Wickramasinghe; Katharina H.B. Al-Shamery, Editor(s)

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