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Time-resolved nonlinear surface plasmon optics
Author(s): Yurii E. Lozovik; S. P. Merkulova; M. M. Nazarov; Aleksandr P. Shkurinov; P. Masselin
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Paper Abstract

A new surface-sensitive method of time-resolved optical studies is proposed. The method consists in the independent excitation of several surface electromagnetic waves (SEW) by two laser femtosecond pulse beams with varied time delay Δτ and distance Δr between corresponding excitation regions on surface. To fulfill phase matching condition for plasmon-photon coupling metal grating is used. Due to nonlinear plasmon interaction, the optical radiation with ω1 + ω2 and 2ω1 - ω2, (where ω1, ω2 are correspondent laser beam frequency) is generated. The intensity of this nonlinear response versus Δτ and Δr are studied. The direct measurements of the SEW temporal properties are presented. Experiments of this type are important for the development of the femtosecond surface plasmon optics for study of ultrafast phenomena in nanostructures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 June 2003
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 5023, 10th International Symposium on Nanostructures: Physics and Technology, (11 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.511845
Show Author Affiliations
Yurii E. Lozovik, Institute of Spectroscopy (Russia)
S. P. Merkulova, Institute of Spectroscopy (Russia)
M. M. Nazarov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Aleksandr P. Shkurinov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
P. Masselin, Univ. du Littoral (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5023:
10th International Symposium on Nanostructures: Physics and Technology
Zhores I. Alferov; Leo Esaki, Editor(s)

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