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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2280–2286

3-dimensional local field polarization vector mapping of a focused radially polarized beam using gold nanoparticle functionalized tips

J. S. Ahn, H. W. Kihm, J. E. Kihm, D. S. Kim, and K. G. Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2280-2286 (2009)

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We have measured local electric field polarization vectors in 3-dimensional space on the nanoscale. A radial polarized light is generated by using a radial polarization converter and focused by an objective lens. Gold nanoparticle functionalized tips are used to scatter the focused field into the far-field region. Two different methods, rotational analyzer ellipsometry and Stokes parameters, are used in determining the polarization state of the scattered light. Two methods give consistent results with each other. Three dimensional local polarization vectors could be reconstructed by applying back transformation of the fully characterized polarizability tensor of the tip.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: October 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2009
Published: February 4, 2009

J. S. Ahn, H. W. Kihm, J. E. Kihm, D. S. Kim, and K. G. Lee, "3-dimensional local field polarization vector mapping of a focused radially polarized beam using gold nanoparticle functionalized tips," Opt. Express 17, 2280-2286 (2009)

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