Control of ultrafast plasmon pulses by spatiotemporally phase-shaped laser pulses

Yasuhiro Kojima, Yuta Masaki, Fumihiko Kannari

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    We numerically demonstrate that spatially and temporally phase-shaped ultrafast laser pulses can spatiotemporally control ultrafast plasmon pulses generated at metal nanostructures. Excitation laser pulses designed by the superposition of high-order Hermite–Gaussian modes can localize the plasmon excitation at desired areas in nanostructures, and at the same time the temporal plasmon evolution is determined by the excitation pulse shape and the local plasmon response function. We numerically demonstrate this control scheme for local plasmons at the Au nanostructures and a surface plasmon polariton waveguide.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2437-2444
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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