High Field Plasmonics

  • Luca¬†Fedeli

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Luca Fedeli
    Pages 1-6
  3. Luca Fedeli
    Pages 41-62
  4. Luca Fedeli
    Pages 165-166
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 167-180

About this book


This thesis describes pioneering research on the extension of plasmonics schemes to the regime of high-intensity lasers. By presenting a rich and balanced mix of experimentation, theory and simulation, it provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of high field plasmonics, including open issues and perspectives for future research. Combining specially designed targets and innovative materials with ultrashort, high-contrast laser pulses, the author experimentally demonstrates the effects of plasmon excitation on electron and ion emission. Lastly, the work investigates possible further developments with the help of numerical simulations, revealing the potential of plasmonics effects in the relativistic regime for advances in laser-driven sources of radiation, and for the manipulation of extreme light at the sub-micron scale.


Laser-plasma Interaction High Field Plasmonics Particle-In-Cell Simulations Electron and Ion Acceleration High-Order Harmonic Generation Relativistic Regime Plasmonics Extreme Sub-micron Light

Authors and affiliations

  • Luca¬†Fedeli
    • 1
  1. 1.Enrico Fermi Department of PhysicsUniversity of Pisa PisaItaly

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