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Surface plasmon microscope
Author(s): Takayuki Okamoto; Ichirou Yamaguchi
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Paper Abstract

A microscope using surface plasmon resonance is described, which images 2-D distributions of refractive indices and/or surface proffles of dielectric specimens. Surface plasmon is excited at a metaldielectric interface by using the Kretschmann's configuration, which consists of a glass prism deposited with a thin silver film and a specimen. This microscope gives the distribution of the refractive index with high sensitivity, if the specimen is in contact with the silver film. In experiments, we imaged such objects as biological tissues and optical wave guide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1319, Optics in Complex Systems, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.34811
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Takayuki Okamoto, RIKEN (Japan)
Ichirou Yamaguchi, RIKEN (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1319:
Optics in Complex Systems

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