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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 25 — Dec. 13, 2004
  • pp: 6141–6146

Near–field optical transmittance of metal particle chain waveguides

Christian Girard and Romain Quidant  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 25, pp. 6141-6146 (2004)

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A self–consistent model based on the classical field-susceptibilities formalism has been developed to simulate recent experiments where metallic particle chain waveguides are addressed locally by the tip of a Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscope (SNOM) [1]. This approach which accounts for the actual optical response of the particles leads to a reliable description of both near–field transmittances and losses of this kind of integrated devices.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

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Original Manuscript: September 21, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2004
Published: December 13, 2004

Christian Girard and Romain Quidant, "Near�??field optical transmittance of metal particle chain waveguides," Opt. Express 12, 6141-6146 (2004)

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