Ultrafast dynamics and near-field optics of light transmission through plasmonic crystals

C. Lienau, C. Ropers, G. Stibenz, G. Steinmeyer, R. Müller, D. J. Park, K. G. Lee, J. Kim, Q Han Park, D. S. Kim

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Abstract

Using near-field scanning optical microscopy and ultrafast laser spectroscopy, we study the linear optical properties of subwavelength nanoslit and nanohole arrays in metal films, which are prototype structures for novel plasmonic crystals. Near-field microscopy provides direct evidence for surface plasmon polariton (SPP) excitation and allows for spatial imaging of the corresponding SPP modes. By employing spectral interferometry with ultrashort 11-fs light pulses, we directly reconstruct the temporal structure of the electric field of these pulses as they are transmitted through the metallic nanostructures. The analysis of these data allows for a quantitative extraction of the plasmonic band structure and the radiative damping of the corresponding SPP modes. Clear evidence for plasmonic band gap formation is given. Our results reveal that the coherent coupling between different SPP modes can result in a pronounced suppression of radiative SPP damping, increasing the SPP lifetime from 30 fs to more than 200 fs. These findings are relevant for optimizing and manipulating the optical properties of novel nano-plasmonic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.G. McInerney, G. Farrell, D.M. Denieffe, L.P. Barry, H.S. Gamble, P.J. Hughes, A. Moore
Pages54-64
Number of pages11
Volume5825
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventOpto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2005 Apr 42005 Apr 6

Other

OtherOpto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period05/4/405/4/6

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light transmission
Light transmission
polaritons
Optics
near fields
optics
Crystals
crystals
Optical properties
Damping
damping
microscopy
Near field scanning optical microscopy
optical properties
Ultrafast lasers
Laser spectroscopy
pulses
laser spectroscopy
metal films
Interferometry

Keywords

  • Enhanced transmission
  • Femtosecond
  • Metal nanostructures
  • Near-field microscopy
  • Subradiance
  • Surface plasmon polaritons
  • Ultrafast spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Lienau, C., Ropers, C., Stibenz, G., Steinmeyer, G., Müller, R., Park, D. J., ... Kim, D. S. (2005). Ultrafast dynamics and near-field optics of light transmission through plasmonic crystals. In J. G. McInerney, G. Farrell, D. M. Denieffe, L. P. Barry, H. S. Gamble, P. J. Hughes, & A. Moore (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5825, pp. 54-64). [06] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.604641

Ultrafast dynamics and near-field optics of light transmission through plasmonic crystals. / Lienau, C.; Ropers, C.; Stibenz, G.; Steinmeyer, G.; Müller, R.; Park, D. J.; Lee, K. G.; Kim, J.; Park, Q Han; Kim, D. S.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / J.G. McInerney; G. Farrell; D.M. Denieffe; L.P. Barry; H.S. Gamble; P.J. Hughes; A. Moore. Vol. 5825 2005. p. 54-64 06.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lienau, C, Ropers, C, Stibenz, G, Steinmeyer, G, Müller, R, Park, DJ, Lee, KG, Kim, J, Park, QH & Kim, DS 2005, Ultrafast dynamics and near-field optics of light transmission through plasmonic crystals. in JG McInerney, G Farrell, DM Denieffe, LP Barry, HS Gamble, PJ Hughes & A Moore (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5825, 06, pp. 54-64, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks, Dublin, Ireland, 05/4/4. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.604641
Lienau C, Ropers C, Stibenz G, Steinmeyer G, Müller R, Park DJ et al. Ultrafast dynamics and near-field optics of light transmission through plasmonic crystals. In McInerney JG, Farrell G, Denieffe DM, Barry LP, Gamble HS, Hughes PJ, Moore A, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5825. 2005. p. 54-64. 06 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.604641
Lienau, C. ; Ropers, C. ; Stibenz, G. ; Steinmeyer, G. ; Müller, R. ; Park, D. J. ; Lee, K. G. ; Kim, J. ; Park, Q Han ; Kim, D. S. / Ultrafast dynamics and near-field optics of light transmission through plasmonic crystals. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / J.G. McInerney ; G. Farrell ; D.M. Denieffe ; L.P. Barry ; H.S. Gamble ; P.J. Hughes ; A. Moore. Vol. 5825 2005. pp. 54-64
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