Direct subwavelength imaging and control of near-field localization in individual silver nanocubes

Result date: 01/01/2015
Author: E. Mårsell,
Institute: Department of Physics, Lund University, Sweden
Publication: Appl. Phys. Lett.,
Instrument: FOCUS PEEM
We demonstrate the control of near-field localization within individual silver nanocubes through photoemission electron microscopy combined with broadband, few-cycle laser pulses. We find that the near-field is concentrated at the corners of the cubes, and that it can be efficiently localized to different individual corners depending on the polarization of the incoming light. The experimental results are confirmed by finite-difference time-domain simulations, which also provide an intuitive picture of polarization dependent near-field localization in nanocubes.