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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2010
  • pp: 875–879

Direct image of surface-plasmon-coupled emission by leakage radiation microscopy

Douguo G. Zhang, Xiaocong Yuan, and Alexandre Bouhelier  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 5, pp. 875-879 (2010)

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Leakage radiation microscopy (LRM) is used to directly image surface-plasmon-coupled emission (SPCE). When compared with the prism-based setup commonly used in SPCE research, LRM has the advantages of directly giving out the emitting direction without angle scanning, and the image generated of surface plasmon polariton (SPPs) propagation, which helps to understand the optical process of SPCE. LRM also can give a clearer SPCE image than that obtained by a prism-based setup. Based on the LRM, we find that the SPCE pattern and propagation of SPPs can be modified by the shape of PMMA films containing fluorescence molecules.

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(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

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Original Manuscript: October 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2010
Published: February 4, 2010

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Douguo Zhang, Xiaocong Yuan, and Alexandre Bouhelier, "Direct image of surface-plasmon-coupled emission by leakage radiation microscopy," Appl. Opt. 49, 875-879 (2010)

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