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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1307–1309

Laser-fabricated dielectric optical components for surface plasmon polaritons

Carsten Reinhardt, Sven Passinger, Boris N. Chichkov, Carsten Marquart, Ilya P. Radko, and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1307-1309 (2006)

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Fabrication of dielectric optical components for surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) by two-photon polymerization (2PP) is studied. This direct-write femtosecond laser technology provides a low-cost and flexible method for the fabrication and investigation of plasmonic structures and optical components. Using the 2PP technique, we fabricated narrow dielectric ridges with dimensions as small as 150 nm on metal surfaces. SPP excitation with the laser-fabricated structures and guiding along them are demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: November 16, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2006

Carsten Reinhardt, Sven Passinger, Boris N. Chichkov, Carsten Marquart, Ilya P. Radko, and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, "Laser-fabricated dielectric optical components for surface plasmon polaritons," Opt. Lett. 31, 1307-1309 (2006)

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