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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5427–5434

Demagnifing super resolution imaging based on surface plasmon structures

Changtao Wang, Dachun Gan, Yanhui Zhao, Chunlei Du, and Xiangang Luo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5427-5434 (2008)

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An imaging mechanism for demagnifing features above wavelength into desired images beyond the diffraction limit is proposed in this letter. The super resolution ability (about two times and even more that of diffraction limit) arises from the surface plasmon wave excitation and amplification associated with metallic grating structure. Two specifically designed masks are projected to the grating surface from both sides, at one of which the superimposed field forms the desired images. Conceptually formalism of the imaging process is presented using spatial Fourier analysis and illustrated with numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2008
Published: April 3, 2008

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Changtao Wang, Dachun Gan, Yanhui Zhao, Chunlei Du, and Xiangang Luo, "Demagnifing super resolution imaging based on surface plasmon structures," Opt. Express 16, 5427-5434 (2008)

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