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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 14812–14819

Spatiotemporal sub-wavelength near-field light localization

Fadi Issam Baida  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14812-14819 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.014812


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Abstract

The control and localization of light at sub-wavelength scale are theoretically demonstrated with a very simple sub-wavelength dimension structure. This is demonstrated through a peculiar structure that can support localized modes which are not linked to any plasmon resonance. It is based on the acronym ”FEMTO” that is designed using 26 sub-wavelength rectangular apertures engraved into perfectly conducting metal screen. A polarization-sensitive guided mode through these nano-apertures is at the origin of the light localization. Consequently, sub-wavelength light spots can be achieved with very simple structures illuminated by temporally shaped plane waves. Three parameters are temporally controlled for this purpose: the polarization, the wavelength and the amplitude of the incident beam. It is also demonstrated that replacing the perfect conductor by a real metal with dispersion leads to accentuate both the light confinement and its localization. These results open the path to the conception of optical nano-structures dedicated to sub-wavelength light addressing.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2010
Published: June 28, 2010

Citation
Fadi I. BAIDA, "Spatiotemporal sub-wavelength near-field light localization," Opt. Express 18, 14812-14819 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14812


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