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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 5 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1009–1018

Spatio-spectral characterization of photonic meta-atoms with electron energy-loss spectroscopy [Invited]

Felix von Cube, Stephan Irsen, Jens Niegemann, Christian Matyssek, Wolfram Hergert, Kurt Busch, and Stefan Linden  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 5, pp. 1009-1018 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.001009


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Abstract

Scanning transmission electron microscopy in combination with electron energy-loss spectroscopy is a powerful tool for the spatial and spectral characterization of the plasmonic modes of lithographically defined photonic meta-atoms. As an example, we present a size dependence study of the resonance energies of the plasmonic modes of a series of isolated split-ring resonators. Furthermore, we show that the comparison of the plasmonic maps of a split-ring resonator and the corresponding complementary split-ring resonator allows a direct visualization of Babinet’s principle. Our experiments are in good agreement with numerical calculations based on a discontinuous Galerkin time-domain approach.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2011
Published: August 24, 2011

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Nanoplasmonics and Metamaterials (2011) Optical Materials Express

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Felix von Cube, Stephan Irsen, Jens Niegemann, Christian Matyssek, Wolfram Hergert, Kurt Busch, and Stefan Linden, "Spatio-spectral characterization of photonic meta-atoms with electron energy-loss spectroscopy [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1009-1018 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-5-1009


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