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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 23664–23671

Cathodoluminescent spectroscopic imaging of surface plasmon polaritons in a 1-dimensional plasmonic crystal

T. Suzuki and N. Yamamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 23664-23671 (2009)

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Angle-resolved measurements on a cathodoluminescence (CL) detection system equipped with a 200 keV transmission electron microscope were performed on a 1-dimensional silver grating. The dispersion curves of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) on the grating were derived from the angle-resolved CL spectra, and patterns of SPP standing waves at the plasmonic band edge were directly observed.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.1500) Optoelectronics : Cathodoluminescence
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: September 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 27, 2009
Published: December 10, 2009

T. Suzuki and N. Yamamoto, "Cathodoluminescent spectroscopic imaging of surface plasmon polaritons in a 1-dimensional plasmonic crystal," Opt. Express 17, 23664-23671 (2009)

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