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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 8423–8432

Femtosecond surface plasmon interferometry

Vasily V. Temnov, Keith Nelson, Gaspar Armelles, Alfonso Cebollada, Tim Thomay, Alfred Leitenstorfer, and Rudolf Bratschitsch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 8423-8432 (2009)

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We demonstrate femtosecond plasmonic interferometry with a novel geometry. The plasmonic microinterferometer consists of a tilted slit-groove pair. This arrangement allows for (i) interferometric measurements at a single wavelength with a single microinterferometer and (ii) unambiguous discrimination between changes in real and imaginary parts of the metal dielectric function. The performance is demonstrated by monitoring the sub-picosecond dynamics of hot electrons in gold.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(240.6648) Optics at surfaces : Surface dynamics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2009
Published: May 4, 2009

Vasily V. Temnov, Keith A. Nelson, Gaspar Armelles, Alfonso Cebollada, Tim Thomay, Alfred Leitenstorfer, and Rudolf Bratschitsch, "Femtosecond surface plasmon interferometry," Opt. Express 17, 8423-8432 (2009)

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