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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2900–2902

Shaping the spatiotemporal dynamics of the electron density in a hybrid metal-semiconductor nanostructure

Matthias Reichelt and Torsten Meier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 19, pp. 2900-2902 (2009)

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A one-dimensional semiconductor nanostructure is locally excited through a metal aperture. It is shown that the electron density can be coherently localized at desired spatial and temporal positions by using nontrivially shaped laser pulses. To obtain the optimized laser field, Bloch equations for a tight-binding model system are solved together with a genetic pulse-shaping algorithm. Full three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulations of the Maxwell–Bloch equations confirm the predicted coherent spatiotemporal control.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2009
Published: September 17, 2009

Matthias Reichelt and Torsten Meier, "Shaping the spatiotemporal dynamics of the electron density in a hybrid metal-semiconductor nanostructure," Opt. Lett. 34, 2900-2902 (2009)

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