Laboratory of Cold Atoms Near Surfaces


New article in Plasmonics

Our new article entitled Surface Plasmon Polaritons Probed with Cold Atoms has been just published in Plasmonics.

In the article we show a direct measurement of the surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) intensity. The SPPs were excited on the gold-vacuum interface on the modified inner surface of DVD-R and DVD-RW discs. In our experimental setup we have used cold atoms from a magneto-optical trap (MOT) as a convenient tool to quantify SPPs intensity.

Using an infrared camera we have also investigated thermoplasmonic effects accompanying energy scattering of the propagating SPPs.

ReadCube:Tomasz Kawalec, Aleksandra Sierant, Roman Panaś, Jacek Fiutowski, Dobrosława Bartoszek-Bober, Leszek Józefowski, Horst-Günter Rubahn, Surface Plasmon Polaritons Probed with Cold Atoms, Plasmonics (2017)