Plasmonics

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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
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Surface plasmon polaritons Diffraction gratings Laser cooling Microstructure fabrication 

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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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