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Laser-based rapid prototyping of plasmonic components
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Paper Abstract

The science of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) has attracted a lot of attention in the last years. In this contribution, we study applications of two-photon absorption of femtosecond laser radiation for the fabrication of dielectric and metallic SPP-structures, which can be used for localization, guiding, and manipulation of SPPs. Dielectric SPP components, e.g. waveguides, bends and splitters are fabricated on gold films. SPP properties are investigated by scanning optical near-field microscopy (SNOM), indicating guiding and reflection of SPPs by polymer lines. SPP excitation on dielectric line and point structures is observed by far-field microscopy. Results on plasmon focussing and on the fabrication and characterization of metallic SPP-structures and components on dielectric substrates will be presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6323, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and their Optical Properties IV, 63230P (11 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.680429
Show Author Affiliations
Carsten Reinhardt, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Sven Passinger, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Roman Kiyan, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Andrey L. Stepanov, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Boris N. Chichkov, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6323:
Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and their Optical Properties IV
Mark I. Stockman, Editor(s)

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