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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1642–1647

Shaping plasmonic light beams with near-field plasmonic holograms

Itai Epstein, Yigal Lilach, and Ady Arie  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 1642-1647 (2014)

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We introduce a new class of plasmonic holograms for the near field. These holograms provide complete control of the amplitude and phase of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs), thereby enabling the generation of any desired plasmonic light beam. The scheme is based on a two-dimensional near-field plasmonic hologram, which couples the SPP from free space into the metal–dielectric interface, and also sets the attributes of the plasmonic beam. We demonstrate the concept for a wide variety of plasmonic beams with different qualities—in particular, “self-similar” Hermite–Gauss beams, “nondiffracting” cosine-Gauss beams, and “self-accelerating” Airy beams.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

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Original Manuscript: March 26, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2014
Published: June 23, 2014

Itai Epstein, Yigal Lilach, and Ady Arie, "Shaping plasmonic light beams with near-field plasmonic holograms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 1642-1647 (2014)

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