Attosecond Experiments on Plasmonic Nanostructures: Principles and Experiments

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Springer, Apr 13, 2016 - Science - 106 pages

Johannes Schötz presents the first measurements of optical electro-magnetic near-fields around nanostructures with subcycle-resolution. The ability to measure and understand light-matter interactions on the nanoscale is an important component for the development of light-wave-electronics, the control and steering of electron dynamics with the frequency of light, which promises a speed-up by several orders of magnitude compared to conventional electronics. The experiments presented here on metallic nanotips, widely used in experiments and applications, do not only demonstrate the feasibility of attosecond streaking as a unique tool for fundamental studies of ultrafast nanophotonics but also represent a first important step towards this goal.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
2
2 Theoretical background
5
3 Experimental methods and setup
23
4 Electron scattering in solids
34
5 Attosecond streaking from metal nanotips
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6 Conclusion and Outlook
91
Description of electron scattering
93
Bibliography
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Johannes Schötz received his Master's degree in physics and currently works as a PhD student in the field of ultrafast nanophotonics at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics Garching.

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