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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 27327–27335

Hyperspectral imaging of diffracted surface plasmons

Dominic Lepage, Alvaro Jiménez, Dominic Carrier, Jacques Beauvais, and Jan J. Dubowski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 27327-27335 (2010)

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We present the results of far field measurements of the complete 3D dispersion relation of a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) effect induced by an integrated quantum well nanodevice. The light modulations in the far field, where the surface plasmons are extracted by a grating, has been calculated for a continuum of energies and wavevectors injected by the luminescent substrate. We introduce a novel experimental method for direct mapping of the EM wave dispersion that enables the monitoring of massive amounts of light-scattering related information. The quasi-real time method is applied for tracking, in the E(k) space, the SPR peak surfaces generated by the investigated nanodevice. Those additional dimensions, measured with scalable tracking precision, reveal anisotropic surficial interactions and provide spectroscopic response for SPR.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: October 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2010
Published: December 13, 2010

Dominic Lepage, Alvaro Jiménez, Dominic Carrier, Jacques Beauvais, and Jan J. Dubowski, "Hyperspectral imaging of diffracted surface plasmons," Opt. Express 18, 27327-27335 (2010)

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