Applied Physics B

, Volume 74, Supplement 1, pp s63–s67

Coherently controlled femtosecond energy localization on nanoscale

  • M.I. Stockman
  • S.V. Faleev
  • D.J. Bergman
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-002-0868-x

Cite this article as:
Stockman, M., Faleev, S. & Bergman, D. Appl Phys B (2002) 74(Suppl 1): s63. doi:10.1007/s00340-002-0868-x

Abstract.

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.

PACS: 78.47.+p; 42.50.Md; 78.67.-n; 78.20.Bh 

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • M.I. Stockman
    • 1
  • S.V. Faleev
    • 1
  • D.J. Bergman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USAUS
  2. 2.School of Physics and Astronomy, Raymond and Beverly Sacler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 69978 Tel Aviv, IsraelIL