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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Apr. 2, 2007
  • pp: 4205–4215

Rapid prototyping of optical components for surface plasmon polaritons

Roman Kiyan, Carsten Reinhardt, Sven Passinger, Andrei L. Stepanov, Andreas Hohenau, Joachim R. Krenn, and Boris N. Chichkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 4205-4215 (2007)

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Advanced femtosecond laser technology allows the fabrication of arbitrary 2D and 3D dielectric micro- and nanoscale structures by two-photon polymerization (2PP). In this paper, we present first investigations on excitation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) on dielectric 2D structures fabricated on metal surfaces with this technology. Straight and curved line- and dot- structures built of the negative-tone photoresist ORMOCER (organically modified ceramic) are investigated by plasmon leakage radiation microscopy. Polarization dependent excitation efficiencies and focusing of SPPs are investigated.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2007
Published: April 2, 2007

Roman Kiyan, Carsten Reinhardt, Sven Passinger, Andrei L. Stepanov, Andreas Hohenau, Joachim R. Krenn, and Boris N. Chichkov, "Rapid prototyping of optical components for surface plasmon polaritons," Opt. Express 15, 4205-4215 (2007)

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