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Title: Attosecond nanoscale near-field sampling

The promise of ultrafast light-field-driven electronic nanocircuits has stimulated the development of the new research field of attosecond nanophysics. An essential prerequisite for advancing this new area is the ability to characterize optical near fields from light interaction with nanostructures, with sub-cycle resolution. Here we experimentally demonstrate attosecond near-field retrieval for a tapered gold nanowire. Furthermore, by comparison of the results to those obtained from noble gas experiments and trajectory simulations, the spectral response of the nanotaper near field arising from laser excitation can be extracted.
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  1. Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching (Germany); Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Munchen, Garching (Germany)
  2. Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching (Germany); Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen (Germany)
  3. CASTECH, POSTECH, Pohang (Republic of Korea); Max Planck Center for Attosecond Science, Kyungbuk (Republic of Korea)
  4. Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching (Germany)
  5. Univ. of Munich Sept. of Physics Garching (Germany); Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Munchen, Garching (Germany)
  6. King-Saud Univ., Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
  7. Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching (Germany); Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, GA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-01ER15213; FG02-11ER46789
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Georgia State University
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22),Chemical Sciences, Biosciences and Geosciences Division and Materials Sciences and Engineering Division; Max Planck Society; German Research Foundation (DFG); Cluster of Excellence: Munich Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP); King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); European Union (EU) via the European Research Council (ERC) grant ATTOCO; ERC grant NearFieldAtto; Global Research Laboratory program; Leading Foreign Research Institute Recruitment program; Max Planck POSTECH/KOREA Research Initiative through National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
Country of Publication:
United States
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY photoemission; nanoparticles; surfaces