We study strategies for employing surface plasmons in a near-field optical readout system using an exact Green’s tensor formulation. Several viable strategies were found, each with its merits and limitations.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.4590) Optical data storage : Optical disks
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
C. H. Gan and G. Gbur, "Strategies for Employing Surface Plasmons in Near-field Optical Readout Systems," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FWC3.
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