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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 19757–19762

An experimental study of the plasmonic Talbot effect

Weiwei Zhang, Chenlong Zhao, Jiayuan Wang, and Jiasen Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 19757-19762 (2009)

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The Talbot effect of the surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) using SPP launching gratings is studied experimentally. Talbot carpets are obtained and the Talbot distance is given when the paraxial approximation is not satisfied. Multi-layer and multi-level-phase launching gratings are designed to enhance the intensities of the amplitude-modulated revivals. Effective focusing of SPPs with multiple focal spots and a subwavelength full width at half maximum is obtained by using a three-layer four-level-phase launching grating.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2009
Published: October 16, 2009

Weiwei Zhang, Chenlong Zhao, Jiayuan Wang, and Jiasen Zhang, "An experimental study of the plasmonic Talbot effect," Opt. Express 17, 19757-19762 (2009)

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