Some New Findings in Nonlinear Plasmonics

DateJanuary 16, 2014Time11:30 am - 1:00 pm
LocationThe Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) Room 3160
Description

The Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative presents:

Some New Findings in Nonlinear Plasmonics
A Luncheon Lecture by
Professor Norbert Kroˇ
of the
Wigner Physics Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Hosted by: Dr. Marlan O. Scully

Femtosecond lasers have been used to excite surface plasmon polaritons (SPOs) on gold surfaces; a near-field SPO scanning tunneling microscope is used to observe their properties. Additionally, multiplasmon-mediated electron emission has been studied using time-of-flight methods. SPASER properties of SPOs, multiple mirroring of electrons and electron pairing have been found in an electromagnetic (EM) field on the order of 100 GW/cm2 intensity.

Some simple theoretical explanations also are given.

Lunch will be provided for attendees.

Professor Kroˇ serves as vice-president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). He was founding director of the Academyĺs Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics (1999-2005), and has published approximately 300 scientific papers. He owns 40 patents. He is the former president of the European Physical Society and a member of several distinguished scientific institutions, including the Scientific Council of the European Research Council. He has received many awards, including the Wallis E. Lamb Award for Laser Physics and Quantum Electronics (USA), and the Commander of the Order of the Lion (Finland).

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