Associate Professor, Physics



BS, University of Bayreuth, 1995;
PhD, Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, and Technische Universität Munich, 2000

Experimental nonlinear and ultrafast nano-optics. Spatio-temporal optical control, optical antennas, surface plasmon and phonon polaritons, extreme nonlinear optics, strong light matter interaction. Scanning probe near-field optical microscopy and spectroscopy, optical forces, and opto-thermal phenomena. Dynamics and phase behavior of complex oxides, semiconductor nanostructures, and polymer nano-composites.

  • R. L. Olmon, P. M. Krenz, B. A. Lail, L. V. Saraf, G. D. Boreman, and M. B. Raschke, “Determination of electric-field, magnetic-field, and electric-current distributions of infrared optical antennas: A near-field optical vector network analyzer” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 167403 (2010)
  • A. Anderson, K. S. Deryckx, X. G. Wu, G. Steinmeyer, and M. B. Raschke, “Few-femtosecond plasmon dephasing of a single metallic nanostructure from optical response function reconstruction by interferometric frequency resolved optical gating” Nano Letters.10, 2519 (2010).
  • A. C. Jones, S. Berweger, J. Wei, D. Cobden, and M. B. Raschke, “Nano-optical investigations of the phase behavior of the metal-insulator transition of individual VO2 microcrystals”, Nano Letters, 10, 1574 (2010).
  • C. C. Neacsu, S. Berweger, R. L. Olmon, L. V. Saraf, C. Ropers, and M. B. Raschke, “Near-field localization in plasmonic superfocusing: a nanoemitter on a tip”, Nano Letters 10, 592 (2010).
  • A. C. Jones, R. L. Olmon, S. Skrabalak, B. J. Wiley, Y. Xia, and M. B. Raschke, “Mid-IR plasmonics: Near-field imaging of coherent plasmon modes of silver nanowires”, Nano Lett. 9, 2553 (2009).
  • S. Berweger, C. C. Neacsu, A. Mao, H. Zhou, S. S. Wong, M. B. Raschke, “Optical nanocrystallography with tip-enhanced phonon Raman spectroscopy”, Nature Nanotechnology 4, 496 (2009).
  • C. C. Neacsu, B. van Aken, M. Fiebig, and M. B. Raschke, “Nonlinear near-field imaging of ferroelectric domain structure in YMnO3”, Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Commun.) 79, 100107R (2009).
  • P. Gaal, M. B. Raschke, K. Reimann, M. Woerner, and T. Elsaesser, “Measuring optical frequencies in the 0-40 THz range”, Nature Photonics 1, 577 (2007) (*corresponding author, independent collaboration).
  • C. C. Neacsu, J. Dreyer, N. Behr, and M. B. Raschke, “Scanning probe Raman spectroscopy with single molecule sensitivity”, Phys. Rev. B.73, 193406 (2006).
  • J. A. McGuire, M. B. Raschke, and Y. R. Shen, “Electron dynamics of silicon surface states: Second-harmonic hole burning on Si(111)7´7”, Phys. Rev. Lett.96, 087401 (2006).
  • M. B. Raschke, M. Hayashi, S. H. Lin, and Y. R. Shen, “Doubly-resonant sum-frequency generation for surface studies”, Chem. Phys. Lett.359, 367-372 (2002).