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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 1997
  • pp: 2343–2346

Evanescent-wave holography by use of surface-plasmon resonance

Shoji Maruo, Osamu Nakamura, and Satoshi Kawata  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 11, pp. 2343-2346 (1997)

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We report a method for evanescent-wave holography using surface-plasmon resonance from the illumination light. The device we have made consists of three layers: a prism of high refractive index, a thin metallic film, and a grating. Evanescent waves generated by the surface plasmons are diffracted with a prerecorded grating to reconstruct a three-dimensional image. The possibility of white-light illumination and the application to a flat display system with waveguides in the proposed method are discussed.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 16, 1996
Revised Manuscript: January 2, 1997
Published: April 10, 1997

Shoji Maruo, Osamu Nakamura, and Satoshi Kawata, "Evanescent-wave holography by use of surface-plasmon resonance," Appl. Opt. 36, 2343-2346 (1997)

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