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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1944–1946

Does the leakage radiation profile mirror the intensity profile of surface plasmon polaritons?

Jiayuan Wang, Chenglong Zhao, and Jiasen Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 1944-1946 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001944


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Abstract

Although the leakage radiation (LR) image intensity is considered to be in proportion to the surface plasmon polariton (SPP) intensity at the metal–air interface, it has not been proven experimentally, to the best of our knowledge. Here we investigate the relationship between the measured LR intensity profile of SPP interference fringes, which are produced by two SPP launching gratings, and the simulated SPP intensity. The experimental modulation depths agree well with the simulation result of the in-plane electric field component of SPPs, which demonstrates that the image intensity in LR microscopy provides the intensity profile of the in-plane component.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: January 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2010
Published: June 3, 2010

Citation
Jiayuan Wang, Chenglong Zhao, and Jiasen Zhang, "Does the leakage radiation profile mirror the intensity profile of surface plasmon polaritons?," Opt. Lett. 35, 1944-1946 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-12-1944


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