Study of surface plasmon statistics by optical methods

Dániel Oszetzky, Norbert Kroó, Attila Nagy, Aladár Czitrovszky

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Abstract

Recent theoretical and experimental studies indicated that at certain conditions surface plasmon oscillations (SPOs) may show non-classical properties. In this study we present the results of our measurements on spatial distribution and photon statistics of the light emitted by surface plasmon oscillations. Both visible and near infrared lasers have been used for generation of surface plasmons. The experiments were performed in the Kretschmann geometry using both gold and silver layers at several laser pumping powers. We used different type of photo detectors in the photon counting regime to measure the statistical properties of the light generated by surface plasmons. The photon statistics have been measured by different methods. Time interval statistics, photon-number distribution and correlation function of the generated light were determined and compared to those of the exciting laser. Correlations between statistical properties of the light emitted by decaying surface plasmons and the exciting laser source have been studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlasmonics
Subtitle of host publicationMetallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 21 2008
EventPlasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2008Aug 14 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7032
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherPlasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/10/088/14/08

Keywords

  • Angular distribution
  • Correlation function
  • Photon statistic measurement
  • Photon-number distribution
  • Surface plasmon oscillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Oszetzky, D., Kroó, N., Nagy, A., & Czitrovszky, A. (2008). Study of surface plasmon statistics by optical methods. In Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VI [70322D] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7032). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.794753