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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 16 — Aug. 9, 2004
  • pp: 3701–3706

Enhanced transmission in near-field imaging of layered plasmonic structures

Reuben M. Bakker, Vladimir P. Drachev, Hsiao-Kuan Yuan, and Vladimir M. Shalaev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 16, pp. 3701-3706 (2004)

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Near-field imaging of an engineered double layer structure in transmission mode has shown enhancement of light intensity through the structure. An array created by an optically thick double layer structure of a total thickness of 165 nm containing twin 50 nm Au layers was imaged using a near-field scanning optical microscope in illumination mode. The resulting transmission image shows an increased local transmission at the position of each particle in the array. This viewable enhancement is due to a nanoantenna effect that is created by a resonant plasmon oscillation between the two layers.

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OCIS Codes
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Extraordinary light transmission through sub-wavelength structured surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2004
Published: August 9, 2004

Reuben Bakker, Vladimir Drachev, Hsiao-Kuan Yuan, and Vladimir Shalaev, "Enhanced transmission in near-field imaging of layered plasmonic structures," Opt. Express 12, 3701-3706 (2004)

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