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New routes for imaging the optical near-fields of plasmonic nanostructures
Author(s): Gary P. Wiederrecht; Alexandre Bouhelier; Jeffrey E. Hall; Jasmina Hranisavljevic; Yann Gilbert; Renaud Bachelot; Alexandre Vial; Pascal Royer
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Paper Abstract

The surface plasmons of metal films and nanostructures are increasingly well-known for applications in sensor technologies and photonics applications. Their potential is largely due to the plasmons' characteristic as an interface phenomenon and the generation of an optical near-field at the interface. In many cases, the spatial dimensions of the near-field lie significantly below the diffraction limit of conventional optics in at least one dimension. This requires novel methods means for imaging their spatial profile and propagation properties. We present recent methods ongoing in our laboratory for imaging plasmonic features of metal nanostructures

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6002, Nanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications II, 60020T (10 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.630715
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Gary P. Wiederrecht, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Alexandre Bouhelier, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey E. Hall, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Jasmina Hranisavljevic, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Yann Gilbert, Univ. of Technologie de Troyes (France)
Renaud Bachelot, Univ. of Technologie de Troyes (France)
Alexandre Vial, Univ. of Technologie de Troyes (France)
Pascal Royer, Univ. of Technologie de Troyes (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6002:
Nanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications II
Warren Y.-C. Lai; Leonidas E. Ocola; Stanley Pau, Editor(s)

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