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Surface Plasmon Polaritons Probed with Cold Atoms

  • Tomasz Kawalec
  • Aleksandra Sierant
  • Roman Panaś
  • Jacek Fiutowski
  • Dobrosława Bartoszek-Bober
  • Leszek Józefowski
  • Horst-Günter Rubahn

DOI: 10.1007/s11468-017-0555-8

Cite this article as:
Kawalec, T., Sierant, A., Panaś, R. et al. Plasmonics (2017). doi:10.1007/s11468-017-0555-8


We report on an optical mirror for cold rubidium atoms based on a repulsive dipole potential created by means of a modified recordable digital versatile disc. Using the mirror, we have determined the absolute value of the surface plasmon polariton (SPP) intensity, reaching 90 times the intensity of the excitation laser beam. Furthermore, we have also directly measured thermo-plasmonic effects accompanying SPPs excitation on gold submicron structures.


Surface plasmon polaritons Diffraction gratings Laser cooling Microstructure fabrication 

Funding information

Funder NameGrant NumberFunding Note
European Regional Development Fund, Polish Innovation Economy Operational Program
  • POIG.02.02.00-00-003/08
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
  • 7150/E-338/M/2016

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marian Smoluchowski Institute of PhysicsJagiellonian University in KrakówKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Mads Clausen Institute, NanoSydUniversity of Southern DenmarkSønderborgDenmark

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