In two previous papers we presented experimental results of measurements with a scanning plasmon optical microscope constructed in the Kretschmann configuration. The angular distribution of the conical radiation from the scanning tip was measured, and the multiple-scattering images of simple surface irregularities were detected. We make a simple model of the multiple-scattering images and compare it with our data, deriving excellent results.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 1, 1998
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 1998
Published: December 20, 1998
Paul R. Auvil, John B. Ketterson, Yung-Kyu Kim, and Anton Kryukov, "Simple model for the observed plasmon conical radiation interference patterns in a Kretschmann configuration," Appl. Opt. 37, 8448-8452 (1998)