, Volume 74, Issue 1 Supplement, pp s63-s67
Date: 24 Apr 2014

Coherently controlled femtosecond energy localization on nanoscale

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We predict and quantitatively evaluate the unique possibility of concentrating the energy of an ultra-fast excitation of a nanosystem in a small part of the whole system by means of coherent control (phase modulation of the exciting ultra-short pulse). Such concentration is due to dynamic properties of surface plasmons and leads to local fields enhanced by orders of magnitude. This effect exists for both ‘engineered’ and random nanosystems. We also discuss possible applications.

Received: 7 September 2001 / Revised version: 2 December 2001 / Published online: 20 June 2002