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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 5 — Jun. 6, 2013

Imaging the extent of plasmon excitation in Au nanowires using pump-probe microscopy

Shun Shang Lo, Hong Yan Shi, Libai Huang, and Gregory V. Hartland  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 8, pp. 1265-1267 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001265


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Abstract

Knowledge of how energy and charge carriers move in nanoscale systems is essential for engineering efficient devices. In this Letter, we demonstrate a technique to directly image dynamics in nanostructures based on laser scanning transient absorption microscopy, which provides near diffraction-limited spatial resolution and ultrafast time resolution. The capabilities of the technique are demonstrated by experiments on propagating surface plasmon polariton modes of Au nanowires, although these measurements can be used to study a variety of fluorescent and nonfluorescent systems.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(300.6530) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultrafast
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: January 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2013
Published: April 4, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Shun Shang Lo, Hong Yan Shi, Libai Huang, and Gregory V. Hartland, "Imaging the extent of plasmon excitation in Au nanowires using pump-probe microscopy," Opt. Lett. 38, 1265-1267 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-8-1265


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