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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2002
  • pp: 857–859

Ultrafast interferometric measurements of plasmonic transport in photonic crystals

Yish-Hann Liau, Shunji Egusa, and Norbert F. Scherer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 10, pp. 857-859 (2002)

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We present a novel time-domain experimental approach to the study of the dynamics of surface electromagnetic wave propagation in a two-dimensional photonic crystal. A surface plasmon polariton is launched by ultrafast laser pulses and propagates into a photonic crystal, the dynamics of which are measured by an interferometric cross-correlation method. Plasmon photonic stopgaps are characterized by a single measurement. The dispersion around the stopgaps is determined with a series of angle-resolved measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

Yish-Hann Liau, Shunji Egusa, and Norbert F. Scherer, "Ultrafast interferometric measurements of plasmonic transport in photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 27, 857-859 (2002)

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