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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 18451–18456

Analysis of surface plasmon interference pattern formed by optical vortex beams

P. S. Tan, X.-C. Yuan, J. Lin, Q. Wang, and R. E. Burge  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 18451-18456 (2008)

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Following our recent experimental approach to excitation of surface plasmon polaritons induced by optical vortex beams [5], we report further analysis and verification of the surface plasmon interference pattern formed by locally excited standing surface plasmon polaritons in a metal/dielectric film. Our simulation model can be demonstrated by using angular spectrum representation. The generated standing interference pattern has potential as a resolution enhancement technique for sub-diffraction imaging.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2008
Published: October 24, 2008

P. S. Tan, X.-C. Yuan, J. Lin, Q. Wang, and R. E. Burge, "Analysis of surface plasmon interference pattern formed by optical vortex beams," Opt. Express 16, 18451-18456 (2008)

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