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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6576–6582

Surface plasmon polariton beam focusing with parabolic nanoparticle chains

Ilya P. Radko, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Andrey B. Evlyukhin, and Alexandra Boltasseva  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6576-6582 (2007)

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We report on the focusing of surface plasmon polariton (SPP) beams with parabolic chains of gold nanoparticles fabricated on thin gold films. SPP focusing with different parabolic chains is investigated in the wavelength range of 700–860 nm, both experimentally and theoretically. Mapping of SPP fields is accomplished by making use of leakage radiation microscopy, demonstrating robust and efficient SPP focusing into submicron spots. Numerical simulations based on the Green’s tensor formalism show very good agreement with the experimental results, suggesting the usage of elliptical corrections for parabolic structures to improve their focusing of slightly divergent SPP beams.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2007
Published: May 14, 2007

Ilya P. Radko, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Andrey B. Evlyukhin, and Alexandra Boltasseva, "Surface plasmon polariton beam focusing with parabolic nanoparticle chains," Opt. Express 15, 6576-6582 (2007)

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