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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 607–612

Hierarchical Hologram based on Optical Near- and Far-Field Responses

Naoya Tate, Wataru Nomura, Takashi Yatsui, Makoto Naruse, and Motoichi Ohtsu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 607-612 (2008)

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A “hierarchical hologram” and experiments using it are described. This type of hologram works both in optical far-fields and near-fields. We exploit the physical difference between the propagating light and optical near-field, where the former is associated with conventional holographic patterns obtained in optical far-fields, whereas the latter is associated with nanometric structure accessible only via optical near-fields. We also describe an experimental demonstration of the basic principles with our prototype optical elements.

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OCIS Codes
(090.5640) Holography : Rainbow holography
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: October 31, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2008
Published: January 8, 2008

Naoya Tate, Wataru Nomura, Takashi Yatsui, Makoto Naruse, and Motoichi Ohtsu, "Hierarchical hologram based on optical near- and far-field responses," Opt. Express 16, 607-612 (2008)

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