Subfemtosecond photoconductive switching in dielectrics

Agustin Schiffrin, Tim Paasch-Colberg, Nicholas Karpowicz, Vadym Apalkov, Daniel Gerster, Sascha Mühlbrandt, Michael Korbman, Martin Schultze, Simon Holzner, Joachim Reichert, Johannes V. Barth, Reinhard Kienberger, Ralph Ernstorfer, Vladislav S. Yakovlev, Mark I. Stockman, Ferenc Krausz

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The interaction of a few-cycle laser pulse with a metal-dielectric nanostructure creates measurable electric currents. We show that the time scale of the process is sufficiently fast to sample oscillations at visible light frequencies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Science, LS 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser Science 2012 - Rochester, United States of America
Duration: 14 Oct 201218 Oct 2012 (Proceedings)


ConferenceLaser Science 2012
Abbreviated titleLS 2012
CountryUnited States of America
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