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Nanolocalized Nonlinear Electron Photoemission under Coherent Control

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posted on 09.11.2005, 00:00 by Mark I. Stockman, Prabath Hewageegana
We theoretically show that two-photon coherent control yields electron photoemission from metal nanostructures that is localized in nanosize hot spots whose positions are controllable on a nanometer scale, in agreement with recent experiments. We propose to use silver V-shapes as tailored nanoantennas for which the position of the coherently controllable photoelectron emission hot spot can be deterministically predicted. We predict that the low-frequency, high-intensity (quasi-stationary) excitation of the photoemission leads to an exponentially high contrast of the coherent control.