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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15741–15746

Design and characterization of a micron-focusing plasmonic device

Fenghuan Hao, Rui Wang, and Jia Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15741-15746 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.015741


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Abstract

We design and experimentally demonstrate a focusing plasmonic device consisting of a central slit surrounded by the grooves with the fixed width and depth in Au/Cr metal layers. By modulating the phases of the radiation lights decoupled by the grooves from surface plasmon polaritons waves, the focal length can be controlled in the range of several wavelengths. A micron-focusing device is fabricated by the focused ion beam and the focusing performance is characterized using the scanning near-field optical microscope. The experimental results show a significant focusing effect and have agreement with the theoretical analysis and simulation results. Such a focusing plasmonic device with the predicted focal length has potential practical applications in integrated photonics due to the simplicity of the design and fabrication.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: May 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2010
Published: July 9, 2010

Citation
Fenghuan Hao, Rui Wang, and Jia Wang, "Design and characterization of a micron-focusing plasmonic device," Opt. Express 18, 15741-15746 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-15-15741


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