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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 37–39

High-resolution surface-plasmon resonance real-time imaging

R. Vander and S. G. Lipson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 37-39 (2009)

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We use surface-plasmon resonance in a silver film to obtain high-resolution real-time images of a transparent dielectric sample in contact with it. A new aspect of the work was the use of radially polarized illumination from a LED at 530 nm to obtain speckle-free images with high spatial resolution along all orientations. The sensitivity to refractive index changes in the sample is estimated to be better than 10 3 , and the modulation transfer function out to spatial frequency 1 μ m 1 was measured.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2008
Published: December 23, 2008

R. Vander and S. G. Lipson, "High-resolution surface-plasmon resonance real-time imaging," Opt. Lett. 34, 37-39 (2009)

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