We demonstrate the generation of plasmonic bottle-beams based on self-accelerating surface plasmons. These beams are excited from free-space beams through a special binary phase mask. The mask generates two mirror-imaged self-accelerating surface plasmons, which form the plasmonic bottle-beam and a hot-spot at the point of convergence. The shape and area of the bottle-beams, together with the location of the hot-spot, are statically controlled by designing arbitrary convex trajectories for the two counter-accelerating beams and also are dynamically controlled by the illumination beam.
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Optics at Surfaces
Original Manuscript: February 24, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2014
Published: May 20, 2014
Itai Epstein and Ady Arie, "Dynamic generation of plasmonic bottle-beams with controlled shape," Opt. Lett. 39, 3165-3168 (2014)