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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2139–2141

Spatial coherence properties of surface plasmon investigated by Young’s slit experiment

S. Aberra Guebrou, J. Laverdant, C. Symonds, S. Vignoli, and J. Bellessa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 2139-2141 (2012)

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In this Letter, we present an original method to extract the optical properties of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) on silver surfaces. A two Young’s slit experiment combined with a leakage radiation microscope has been built. By correlating both imagery and coherence measurements on the same area, we are able to address the evolution of the SPP spatial coherence along its propagation. The proposed method could also be useful to explore the properties of complex plasmonic systems.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2012
Published: June 1, 2012

S. Aberra Guebrou, J. Laverdant, C. Symonds, S. Vignoli, and J. Bellessa, "Spatial coherence properties of surface plasmon investigated by Young’s slit experiment," Opt. Lett. 37, 2139-2141 (2012)

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