Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Physical Review Letters

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.086602

Abstract

We predict a dynamic metallization effect where an ultrafast (single-cycle) optical pulse with a ≲1  V/Åfield causes plasmonic metal-like behavior of a dielectric film with a few-nm thickness. This manifests itself in plasmonic oscillations of polarization and a significant population of the conduction band evolving on a ∼1  fs time scale. These phenomena are due to a combination of both adiabatic (reversible) and diabatic (for practical purposes irreversible) pathways.

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Authors have the right to use all or part of the Article, including the APS-prepared version without revision or modification, on the author(s)’ web home page or employer’s website. (source: http://journals.aps.org/authors/transfer-of-copyright-agreement) Article obtained from Physical Review Letters.

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