Superfocusing of an ultrashort plasmon pulse by a conducting cone

Egor Manuylovich, V. A. Astapenko, P. A. Golovinski

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We have shown theoretically the possibility of controlling nanoscale superfocusing of plasmons in a metal conical tip by modulating the carrier frequency of the pulse. The propagation of an ultrashort plasmon pulse in a metal nanoneedle is simulated numerically. The calculation is based on an asymptotic analytical solution of Maxwell's equations for electromagnetic wave propagation in a conical conductor in the vicinity of its apex, obtained by the approximate separation of variables in spherical coordinates. The dependence the field superfocusing on the conductor material, pulse chirp and propagation length is studied.
Original languageEnglish
Article number50
JournalQuantum Electronics
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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