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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 4985–4990

Optimized measurement probe of the localized surface plasmon microscope by using radially polarized illumination

Kouyou Watanabe, Nobuhiro Horiguchi, and Hiroshi Kano  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 22, pp. 4985-4990 (2007)

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We report on an experimental result confirming the optimization of the measurement probe of the localized surface plasmon microscope. We introduce axially symmetric radial polarization for this purpose. To generate radially polarized light, we utilize a combined polarizer and liquid crystal cell. We demonstrate the imaging of a pointlike object, and visualize the measurement probe with the profile of a single peak.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: November 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2007
Published: July 6, 2007

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Kouyou Watanabe, Nobuhiro Horiguchi, and Hiroshi Kano, "Optimized measurement probe of the localized surface plasmon microscope by using radially polarized illumination," Appl. Opt. 46, 4985-4990 (2007)

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