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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 2887–2893

Ultrafast monoenergetic electron source by optical waveform control of surface plasmons

Péter Dombi and Péter Rácz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 2887-2893 (2008)

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We propose coherent control of photoelectron acceleration at metal surfaces mediated by surface plasmon polaritons. A high degree of spectral and spatial control of the emission process can be exercised by amplitude and phase controlling the optical waveform (including the carrier-envelope phase) of the plasmon generating few-cycle laser pulse. Numerical results show that the emitted electron beam is highly directional and monoenergetic suggesting applications in contemporary ultrafast methods where ultrashort, well-behaved electron pulses are required.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2008
Published: February 15, 2008

Peter Dombi and Peter Rácz, "Ultrafast monoenergetic electron source by optical waveform control of surface plasmons," Opt. Express 16, 2887-2893 (2008)

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