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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 27481–27489

Optical control of plasmonic fields by phase-modulated pulse excitations

Keisuke Imaeda and Kohei Imura  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 27481-27489 (2013)

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We developed an advanced near-field optical method by combining an ultrafast near-field optical microscope with a prism-based pulse shaping system. We used this apparatus to visualize plasmonic optical fields and to measure the lifetime of plasmons excited on a rough gold film. We also studied the influence of the phase-modulation of the excitation pulse on the spatial distribution of the optical fields. We found that the spatial distribution of the optical fields can be controlled by a negatively chirped pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: September 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2013
Published: November 4, 2013

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