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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2414–2416

Surface plasmon polariton microscope with parabolic reflectors

Aurelien Drezet, Daniel Koller, Andreas Hohenau, Alfred Leitner, Franz R. Aussenegg, and Joachim R. Krenn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 16, pp. 2414-2416 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002414


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(110.4235) Imaging systems : Nanolithography
(240.3990) Optics at surfaces : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: May 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2007
Published: August 6, 2007

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Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-16-2414

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