, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 811–816 | Cite as

Ultrafast Plasmonic Electron Emission from Ag Nanolayers with Different Roughness

  • István MártonEmail author
  • Viktor Ayadi
  • Péter Rácz
  • Tomasz Stefaniuk
  • Piotr Wróbel
  • Péter Földi
  • Péter Dombi


We demonstrate ultrafast plasmonic electron emission and acceleration from Ag nanolayers having different roughness. We obtained the spectrum of the electrons and found that the surface roughness deeply influences the properties of the electron spectra. Numerical simulations on propagating surface plasmons coupled to localized plasmons on surface grains support the observations. Applications related to ultrafast electron sources and ultrafast photocathodes are envisaged.


Ultrafast phenomena Nanoparticles Electron emission Surface plasmons 



We acknowledge support from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Lendület Grant). This work was also partially supported by the European Union and the European Social Fund through project entitled ELITeam at the University of Szeged, and by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office under Contract No. PD 109472, 109257 and 116688. We wish to thank Tomasz Szoplik for his help in sample fabrication and Pál Mezei for fruitful discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • István Márton
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Viktor Ayadi
    • 1
  • Péter Rácz
    • 1
  • Tomasz Stefaniuk
    • 3
  • Piotr Wróbel
    • 3
    • 4
  • Péter Földi
    • 5
  • Péter Dombi
    • 1
  1. 1.MTA “Lendület” Ultrafast Nanooptics GroupWigner Research Centre for PhysicsBudapestHungary
  2. 2.University of PécsPécsHungary
  3. 3.Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  4. 4.Institute of Photonics and Electronics AS CRPragueCzech Republic
  5. 5.Department of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary

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