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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 7497–7505

Nanophotonic code embedded in embossed hologram for hierarchical information retrieval

Naoya Tate, Makoto Naruse, Takashi Yatsui, Tadashi Kawazoe, Morihisa Hoga, Yasuyuki Ohyagi, Tokuhiro Fukuyama, Mitsuru Kitamura, and Motoichi Ohtsu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 7497-7505 (2010)

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A hierarchical hologram works in both optical far-fields and near-fields, the former being associated with conventional holographic images, and the latter being associated with the optical intensity distribution based on a nanometric structure that is accessible only via optical near-fields. We propose embedding a nanophotonic code, which is retrievable via optical near-field interactions involving nanometric structures, within an embossed hologram. Due to the one-dimensional grid structure of the hologram, evident polarization dependence appears in retrieving the code. Here we describe the basic concepts, numerical simulations, and experimental results in fabrication of a prototype hierarchical hologram and describe its optical characterization.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: December 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2010
Published: March 26, 2010

Naoya Tate, Makoto Naruse, Takashi Yatsui, Tadashi Kawazoe, Morihisa Hoga, Yasuyuki Ohyagi, Tokuhiro Fukuyama, Mitsuru Kitamura, and Motoichi Ohtsu, "Nanophotonic code embedded in embossed hologram for hierarchical information retrieval," Opt. Express 18, 7497-7505 (2010)

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