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.
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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)