The minimum possible size of sub-diffraction-limit imaging by the surface plasmon polariton (SPP) induced in thin metal lenses has been analyzed with FDTD method, considering plasmon interference, reflection and transmission of evanescent fields.
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(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
M. Fujii, "Numerical Prediction of Minimum Sub-Diffraction-Limit Image Resolved by Silver Surface Plasmon Lenses," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThE122.
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