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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 11536–11545

Towards a full characterization of a plasmonic nanostructure with a fluorescent near-field probe

V. Krachmalnicoff, D. Cao, A. Cazé, E. Castanié, R. Pierrat, N. Bardou, S. Collin, R. Carminati, and Y. De Wilde  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 11536-11545 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.011536


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Abstract

We report on the experimental and theoretical study of the spatial fluctuations of the local density of states (EM-LDOS) and of the fluorescence intensity in the near-field of a gold nanoantenna. EM-LDOS, fluorescence intensity and topography maps are acquired simultaneously by scanning a fluorescent nanosource grafted on the tip of an atomic force microscope at the surface of the sample. The results are in good quantitative agreement with numerical simulations. This work paves the way for a full near-field characterization of an optical nanoantenna.

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OCIS Codes
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: February 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2013
Published: May 3, 2013

Virtual Issues
Vol. 8, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
V. Krachmalnicoff, D. Cao, A. Cazé, E. Castanié, R. Pierrat, N. Bardou, S. Collin, R. Carminati, and Y. De Wilde, "Towards a full characterization of a plasmonic nanostructure with a fluorescent near-field probe," Opt. Express 21, 11536-11545 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-9-11536


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