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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2339–2341

Subwavelength localization of near fields in coupled metallic spheres for single-emitter polarization analysis

Po-Nan Li, Hsiu-Hao Tsao, Jer-Shing Huang, and Chen-Bin Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 12, pp. 2339-2341 (2011)

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We numerically demonstrate selective near-field localization determined by the polarization state of a single emitter coupled to a plasmonic nanocluster. Seven gold nanospheres are carefully arranged such that up to 10 polarization states of the single emitter, including linear, circular, and elliptical polarizations, can be distinguished via the distinct field localization in four gaps. The ability to transform polarization states into field spatial localizations may find application in single emitter polarization analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(240.5440) Optics at surfaces : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: April 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2011
Published: June 15, 2011

Po-Nan Li, Hsiu-Hao Tsao, Jer-Shing Huang, and Chen-Bin Huang, "Subwavelength localization of near fields in coupled metallic spheres for single-emitter polarization analysis," Opt. Lett. 36, 2339-2341 (2011)

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