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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2715–2717

Dynamic generation of plasmonic Moiré fringes using phase-engineered optical vortex beam

Guanghui Yuan, Qian Wang, and Xiaocong Yuan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2715-2717 (2012)

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Dynamic generation of plasmonic Moiré fringes using a phase engineered optical vortex (OV) beam is experimentally demonstrated. Owing to the unique helical phase carried by an OV beam, the initial phase of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) emanating from a metallic grating can be adjusted dynamically by changing the phase hologram displayed on a spatial light modulator. Plasmonic Moiré fringes are readily achieved by overlapping two SPP standing waves with certain angular misalignment, excited by the positive and negative topological charge components, respectively, of a cogwheel-like OV beam. The near-field scanning optical microscopy measurement result of SPP distributions has shown a good agreement with the numerical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Moire' techniques
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: April 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2012
Published: June 26, 2012

Guanghui Yuan, Qian Wang, and Xiaocong Yuan, "Dynamic generation of plasmonic Moiré fringes using phase-engineered optical vortex beam," Opt. Lett. 37, 2715-2717 (2012)

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