Plasmonic pulse shaping and velocity control via photoexcitation of electrons in a gold film
Optical Society of America
Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science
Electron Science Research Institute
We study the possibility of surface plasmon polariton (SPP) pulse shape, delay and duration manipulation on sub-picosecond timescales via a high intensity pump SPP pulse photoexciting electrons in a gold film. We present a theoretical model describing this process and show that the pump induces the phase modulation of the probe pulse leading to its compression by about 20% and the variation of the delay between two SPP pulses up to 15 fs for the incident fluence of the pump of 1.5 mJ·cm-2.