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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11315–11320

Surface plasmon converging and diverging properties modulated by polymer refractive structures on metal films

D. G. Zhang, X.-C. Yuan, J. Bu, G. H. Yuan, Q. Wang, J. Lin, X. J. Zhang, P. Wang, H. Ming, and T. Mei  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11315-11320 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.011315


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Abstract

Polymer refractive microstructures are fabricated on metallic thin films and employed to modulate surface plasmons (SPs) propagations in a refractive manner. SP waves converging with different focal lengths and diverging effects are realized by the refractive structures. Authors investigated the modulation effect on SP waves as a function of different thicknesses and different shapes of the polymer micro-structures based on the effective refractive index model, where imaging properties of the SPs are observed experimentally by detecting the leaky radiation intensity of the SPs.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: March 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2009
Published: June 22, 2009

Citation
D. G. Zhang, X.-C. L. Yuan, J. Bu, G. H. Yuan, Q. Wang, J. Lin, X. J. Zhang, P. Wang, H. Ming, and T. Mei, "Surface plasmon converging and diverging properties modulated by polymer refractive structures on metal films," Opt. Express 17, 11315-11320 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-14-11315


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