We characterize femtosecond surface plasmon pulses that are excited through conventional prism coupling on metal films. The resonant excitation mechanism causes spectral narrowing and phase changes that result in temporal broadening of ultrafast plasmon pulses.
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S. E. Yalcin, Y. Wang, D. Ouellette, and M. Achermann, "Ultrafast Surface Plasmon Pulses and Their Limitations Using Prism Coupling Excitation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThA128.
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