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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2001
  • pp: 3649–3653

Holography with surface-plasmon-coupled waveguide modes

Guo Ping Wang, Tadao Sugiura, and Satoshi Kawata  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 22, pp. 3649-3653 (2001)

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We report on an attempt to use the enhancement effect of surface-plasmon resonance to improve the image quality of a waveguide hologram. With a structure consisting of a waveguide medium sandwiched between a metal film and a hologram, we obtained holographic images reconstructed by surface-plasmon-coupled waveguide modes. Comparison of the holographic images reconstructed by TM and TE modes indicates that the surface-plasmon effect is responsible for better image quality in diffraction efficiency and image contrast.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves

Original Manuscript: August 22, 2000
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2001
Published: August 1, 2001

Guo Ping Wang, Tadao Sugiura, and Satoshi Kawata, "Holography with surface-plasmon-coupled waveguide modes," Appl. Opt. 40, 3649-3653 (2001)

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