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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 12075–12083

Femtosecond phase control of spatial localization of the optical near-field in a metal nanoslit array

SooBong Choi, DooJae Park, C. Lienau, Mun Seok Jeong, Clare C. Byeon, Do-Kyeong Ko, and D. S. Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 12075-12083 (2008)

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We demonstrate spatial control of optical near-fields by femtosecond phase shaping in one-dimensional plasmonic structures. The near-field images display striking temporal-phase dependence, switching between double- and single-peak images within one lattice constant. The change of the near-field distribution is studied in the time and spectral domain. The spectral composition change observed by varying the time delay between two phase-locked femtosecond pulses explains the spatial control of the near-field images. Modal expansion calculations of linear light transmission using the surface impedance boundary condition are in excellent agreement with experiments.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2008
Published: July 28, 2008

SooBong Choi, DooJae Park, C. Lienau, Mun Seok Jeong, Clare C. Byeon, Do-Kyeong Ko, and D. S. Kim, "Femtosecond phase control of spatial localization of the optical near-field in a metal nanoslit array," Opt. Express 16, 12075-12083 (2008)

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