Attosecond Nanophysics: From Basic Science to Applications.pdf
The first broad and in-depth overview of current research in attosecond nanophysics, covering the field of active plasmonics via attosecond science in metals and dielectrics to novel imaging techniques with the highest spatial and temporal resolution. The authors are pioneers in the field and present here new developments and potential novel applications for ultra-fast data communication and processing, discussing the investigation of the natural timescale of electron dynamics in nanoscale solid state systems. Both an introduction for starting graduate students, as well as a look at the current state of the art in this hot and emerging field.
Peter Hommelhoff is Max Planck Research Group Head at MPQ in Garching, Germany, since 2008. After his physics studies at Technical University of Berlin and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, which conferred the diploma to him, he obtained his PhD from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich working in T. W. Hansch's atom chip group. Together with M. Kasevich at Stanford, as a Lynen-Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation and later Trimble Fellow, he started the field of ultrafast electron emission from nanometric tips, which led to attosecond science with metal nanostructures. Matthias Kling is leading the Max Planck Research Group Attosecond Imaging at MPQ in Garching, Germany, and co-appointed as assistant professor at the Kansas-State University. His group is pioneering attosecond physics in nanosystems. He received his academic degrees from the University of Goettingen in Germany and spent postdoctoral periods at the UC Berkeley and at AMOLF in Amsterdam. Matthias Kling has received numerous scientific awards and fellowships, including the Rontgen Prize of the University of Giessen in 2011.
1.1) General intro - Kling, Hommelhoff 1.2) Introduction to short light pulses - Kling, Hommelhoff 1.3) CE-phase control with emphasis on steering of electrons with the electric field of laser pulses (not the spectral domain) - Kling, Hommelhoff 2.1) Plasmonics introduction Mark Stockman 2.2) Plasmonics with focus on atto-nano - Mark Stockman 3.1) Field enhancement intro - Seungwoo Kim 3.2) Nanoplasmonics - Seungwoo Kim 3.3) Generation of coherent XUV light utilizing nanoplasmonic field enhancement - Seungwoo Kim 4) Phase-sensitive plasmonics - H. Giessen 5) Lightwave driven electron dynamics in metal clusters and their new Mic-PIC code - Th. Fennel, Th. Brabec 6) Attosecond control of electron emission from nanospheres and nanotips - M. Kling, P. Hommelhoff 7) Acceleration of electrons via plasmonic field enhancement near metal surfaces - P. Dombi, A. Elezzabi 8) Lightwave driven electronic currents across nanogaps - A. Schiffrin, F. Krausz 9) (ultrafast) SNOM - R. Hillenbrandt, F. Keilmann 10) Femtosecond scanning tip microscope - Ch. Lienau, C. Ropers, Raschke 11) Spatial and temporal control of nanooptical fields - M. Aeschlimann, T. Brixner, W. Pfeiffer, M. Bauer 12.1) Imaging SPPs with PEEM, 12.2) Atto-PEEM - U. Kleineberg, Meyer-zu-Heringdorf