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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 15247–15252

Polarization-sensitive characterization of the propagating plasmonic modes in silver nanowire waveguide on a glass substrate with a scanning near-field optical microscope

Priyamvada Venugopalan, Qiming Zhang, Xiangping Li, and Min Gu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 15247-15252 (2013)

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In this paper, we report on the experimental investigation of the polarization properties of the plasmonic modes along a silver nanowire waveguide on a glass substrate. Two orthogonal polarization light components at the distal end of the nanowire are observed in the far-field. The near-field mapping with a scanning near-field optical microscopic probe exhibiting an in-plane polarization sensitivity reveals the two polarization components of the propagating plasmonic modes along the nanowire.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2013
Published: June 18, 2013

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Priyamvada Venugopalan, Qiming Zhang, Xiangping Li, and Min Gu, "Polarization-sensitive characterization of the propagating plasmonic modes in silver nanowire waveguide on a glass substrate with a scanning near-field optical microscope," Opt. Express 21, 15247-15252 (2013)

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