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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2004
  • pp: 2409–2411

Excitation of surface-plasmon polaritons by use of a zeroth-order Bessel beam

Hiroshi Kano, Dai Nomura, and Haruki Shibuya  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 12, pp. 2409-2411 (2004)

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We report an experimental result that shows the excitation of surface plasmon polaritons by use of a zeroth-order Bessel beam. From the viewpoint of energy efficiency, the zeroth order Bessel beam is ideal for the local excitation of surface plasmon polaritons on a metal film. We introduce an optical setup using an axicon element in order to carry out the excitation.

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OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

Original Manuscript: September 9, 2003
Revised Manuscript: January 7, 2004
Published: April 20, 2004

Hiroshi Kano, Dai Nomura, and Haruki Shibuya, "Excitation of surface-plasmon polaritons by use of a zeroth-order Bessel beam," Appl. Opt. 43, 2409-2411 (2004)

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