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Chin. Phys. B, 2020, Vol. 29(2): 027302    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ab6717
Special Issue: SPECIAL TOPIC — Optical field manipulation
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Research progress of femtosecond surface plasmon polariton

Yulong Wang(王玉龙)1, Bo Zhao(赵波)2, Changjun Min(闵长俊)1, Yuquan Zhang(张聿全)1, Jianjun Yang(杨建军)2, Chunlei Guo(郭春雷)2, Xiaocong Yuan(袁小聪)1
1 Nano Photonics Research Centre, Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Micro-Scale Optical Information Technology, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China;
2 The Guo China-US Photonics Laboratory, State Key Laboratory of Applied Optics, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033, China
Abstract  As the combination of surface plasmon polariton and femtosecond laser pulse, femtosecond surface plasmon polariton has both nanoscale spatial resolution and femtosecond temporal resolution, and thus provides promising methods for light field manipulation and light-matter interaction in extreme small spatiotemporal scales. Nowadays, the research on femtosecond surface plasmon polariton is mainly concentrated on two aspects: one is investigation and characterization of excitation, propagation, and dispersion properties of femtosecond surface plasmon polariton in different structures or materials; the other one is developing new applications based on its unique properties in the fields of nonlinear enhancement, pulse shaping, spatiotemporal super-resolved imaging, and others. Here, we introduce the research progress of properties and applications of femtosecond surface plasmon polariton, and prospect its future research trends. With the further development of femtosecond surface plasmon polariton research, it will have a profound impact on nano-optoelectronics, molecular dynamics, biomedicine and other fields.
Keywords:  surface plasmon polariton      femtosecond laser pulse      spatiotemporal super-resolution      nonlinear optics  
Received:  31 October 2019      Revised:  14 December 2019      Published:  05 February 2020
PACS:  73.20.Mf (Collective excitations (including excitons, polarons, plasmons and other charge-density excitations))  
  42.65.Re (Ultrafast processes; optical pulse generation and pulse compression)  
  42.65.Sf (Dynamics of nonlinear optical systems; optical instabilities, optical chaos and complexity, and optical spatio-temporal dynamics)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 91750205, 61427819, U1701661, 11674178, and 61975128), the Leading Talents of Guangdong Province Program, China (Grant No. 00201505), the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China (Grant Nos. 2016A030312010 and 2017A030313351), the Science and Technology Innovation Commission of Shenzhen City (Grant Nos. JCYJ20180507182035270, KQTD2017033011044403, KQJSCX20170727100838364, ZDSYS201703031605029, and JCYJ2017818144338999), and the K. C. Wong Education Foundation (Grant No. GJTD-2018-08).
Corresponding Authors:  Changjun Min, Xiaocong Yuan     E-mail:;

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Yulong Wang(王玉龙), Bo Zhao(赵波), Changjun Min(闵长俊), Yuquan Zhang(张聿全), Jianjun Yang(杨建军), Chunlei Guo(郭春雷), Xiaocong Yuan(袁小聪) Research progress of femtosecond surface plasmon polariton 2020 Chin. Phys. B 29 027302

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