Ultrafast control of a surface plasmon resonance via the insulator to metal transition in VO2 nanoparticles

Matteo Rini, Andrea Cavalleri, René López, Lynn A. Boatner, Richard F. Haglund, Tony E. Haynes, Leonard C. Feldman, Robert W. Schoenlein

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Abstract

We report on the study of the ultrafast insulator-to-metal transition in nanoparticles of strongly correlated VO2. The particles are grown by ion-implantation and self-assembly in a Silica matrix and can be switched between the insulating and metallic phase within less than 100 fs. The prompt formation of the metallic state results in the appearance of a surface-plasmon resonance that is absent in the bulk and can be further tailored by controlling the particle shape.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)792-794
Number of pages3
JournalSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
Volume79
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004

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Rini, M., Cavalleri, A., López, R., Boatner, L. A., Haglund, R. F., Haynes, T. E., Feldman, L. C., & Schoenlein, R. W. (2004). Ultrafast control of a surface plasmon resonance via the insulator to metal transition in VO2 nanoparticles. Springer Series in Chemical Physics, 79, 792-794.