Tomographic Reconstruction of Quasistatic Surface Polariton Fields

Raphael Hauer, Georg Haberfehlner, Gerald Kothleitner, Mathieu Kociak, Ulrich Hohenester*

*Corresponding author for this work

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We theoretically investigate the tomographic reconstruction of the
three-dimensional photonic environment of nanoparticles. As input for our
reconstruction we use electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) maps for different
rotation angles. We perform the tomographic reconstruction of surface polariton
fields for smooth and rough nanorods and compare the reconstructed and
simulated photonic local density of states, which are shown to be in very good
agreement. Using these results, we critically examine the potential of our
tomography scheme and discuss limitations and directions for future developments.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalACS Photonics
Early online date2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2022


  • electron energy loss spectroscopy
  • nanophotonics
  • surface phonon polaritons
  • tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Biotechnology

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)

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