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Generation of surface plasmons by electron beam excitation

Generation of surface plasmons by electron beam excitation
Generation of surface plasmons by electron beam excitation
We report on the first demonstration of excitation of propagating surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) by injection of a beam of free electrons on an unstructured metal interface, providing a highly localized and intense source of plasmon waves. The plasmons were detected by a grating-assisted decoupling into light at a set of distances from the excitation point. This technique allows the high-resolution mapping of plasmon and photon emission from metal nanostructures.
Bashevoy, Maxim V.
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Jonsson, Fredrik
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Chen, Yifang
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Bashevoy, Maxim V.
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Jonsson, Fredrik
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Chen, Yifang
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Bashevoy, Maxim V., Jonsson, Fredrik, Zheludev, Nikolay I. and Chen, Yifang (2007) Generation of surface plasmons by electron beam excitation At Nanometa 2007: The 1st European Topical Meeting on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, Germany. 08 - 11 Jan 2007. 1 pp.

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We report on the first demonstration of excitation of propagating surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) by injection of a beam of free electrons on an unstructured metal interface, providing a highly localized and intense source of plasmon waves. The plasmons were detected by a grating-assisted decoupling into light at a set of distances from the excitation point. This technique allows the high-resolution mapping of plasmon and photon emission from metal nanostructures.

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Published date: 2007
Venue - Dates: Nanometa 2007: The 1st European Topical Meeting on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, Germany, 2007-01-08 - 2007-01-11

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Local EPrints ID: 46129
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46129
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Date deposited: 23 May 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:09

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Author: Maxim V. Bashevoy
Author: Fredrik Jonsson
Author: Nikolay I. Zheludev
Author: Yifang Chen

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