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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 17558–17566

Holographic plasmonic lenses for surface plasmons with complex wavefront profile

Yu-Hui Chen, Mingqian Zhang, Lin Gan, Xiaoyu Wu, Lin Sun, Ju Liu, Jia Wang, and Zhi-Yuan Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 17558-17566 (2013)

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We present a direct-method solution toward the general problem of plasmonic wavefront manipulation and shaping to realize pre-designated functionalities based on the surface-wave holography (SWH) method. We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally the design and fabrication of holographic plasmonic lenses over surface plasmons with complex wavefront profiles. We show that visible light at 632.8 nm transmitting through a high-aspect-ratio slit or a micro-rectangle hole in a silver film can be focused to a preset three-dimensional point spot in free space via appropriately manipulating the interaction of excited surface plasmons with the nanoscale groove pattern of the holographic lens. The experiment results of scanning near-field optical microscopy for measuring the three-dimensional optical field distribution agree well both with designs and with numerical simulations, and this strongly supports the effectiveness and efficiency of the SWH method in the design of plasmonic devices that can fulfill manipulation and transformation of complicated-profile surface plasmons.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(240.3990) Optics at surfaces : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2013
Published: July 15, 2013

Yu-Hui Chen, Mingqian Zhang, Lin Gan, Xiaoyu Wu, Lin Sun, Ju Liu, Jia Wang, and Zhi-Yuan Li, "Holographic plasmonic lenses for surface plasmons with complex wavefront profile," Opt. Express 21, 17558-17566 (2013)

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