We report the realization of a two-dimensional optical microscope for surface plasmons polaritons (SPPs) based on parabolic Bragg mirrors. These mirrors are built from lithographically fabricated gold nanostructures on gold thin films. We show by direct imaging by leakage radiation microscopy that the magnification power of the SPP microscope follows basic predictions of geometrical optics. Spatial resolution down to the value set by the diffraction limit is demonstrated.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2007
Published: August 6, 2007
Vol. 2, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Aurelien Drezet, Daniel Koller, Andreas Hohenau, Alfred Leitner, Franz R. Aussenegg, and Joachim R. Krenn, "Surface plasmon polariton microscope with parabolic reflectors," Opt. Lett. 32, 2414-2416 (2007)