Plasmonics

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Direct Observation of Surface Plasmon Polariton Propagation and Interference by Time-Resolved Imaging in Normal-Incidence Two Photon Photoemission Microscopy

  • Philip Kahl
  • Daniel Podbiel
  • Christian Schneider
  • Andreas Makris
  • Simon Sindermann
  • Christian Witt
  • Deirdre Kilbane
  • Michael Horn-von Hoegen
  • Martin Aeschlimann
  • Frank Meyer zu Heringdorf
Article

Abstract

Time-resolved imaging of the propagation and interference of isolated ultrashort surface plasmon polariton wave packets is demonstrated using two photon photoemission microscopy. The group- and phase velocity of individual wave packets are determined experimentally. Using two counter-propagating surface plasmon polariton pulses, the transient formation of a standing surface plasmon polariton wave is imaged in time and space. We demonstrate that using a normal incidence geometry in time-resolved photoemission microscopy provides great advantages for in-situ imaging of surface plasmon polaritons in arbitrary plasmonic structures. A simple 1D wave-simulation is used to confirm the experimental results.

Keywords

Surface plasmon polariton Two photon photoemission microcopy Time-resolved imaging Normal-incidence geometry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Kahl
    • 1
  • Daniel Podbiel
    • 1
  • Christian Schneider
    • 2
  • Andreas Makris
    • 1
  • Simon Sindermann
    • 1
    • 3
  • Christian Witt
    • 1
  • Deirdre Kilbane
    • 2
  • Michael Horn-von Hoegen
    • 1
  • Martin Aeschlimann
    • 2
  • Frank Meyer zu Heringdorf
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Physics and CENIDEUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Research Center OPTIMASUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany
  3. 3.Infineon Technologies AGWarsteinGermany

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