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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 16513–16519

Hyperspectral imaging with scanning near-field optical microscopy: applications in plasmonics

J.-S. Bouillard, S. Vilain, W. Dickson, and A. V. Zayats  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 16513-16519 (2010)

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We present the realisation of near-field spectroscopic measurements with fibre-tip-based scanning near-field microscopy. It allows the simultaneous acquisition of near-field images in a broad spectral range (400 nm to 1000 nm), thus recovering local spectroscopic information. This technique is essential in order to understand the resonant interaction of light with nanostructured material as the far-field and near-field spectral response can differ significantly, e.g., in the case of plasmonic nanostructures. Several example applications of hyperspectral near-field imaging are given for visualisation of Bloch modes in plasmonic crystals and plasmon-assisted transmission through a slit.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy

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Original Manuscript: April 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2010
Published: July 21, 2010

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J.-S. Bouillard, S. Vilain, W. Dickson, and A. V. Zayats, "Hyperspectral imaging with scanning near-field optical microscopy: applications in plasmonics," Opt. Express 18, 16513-16519 (2010)

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