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Evidence for inhibited diffraction of light propagating through nanolaminate metallodielectric material

M. Joseph Roberts, Andrew Guenthner, and Simin Feng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 19, pp. 11999-12004 (2007)

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We report the fabrication and characterization of laterally continuous silver layers alternated with glassy amorphous polycarbonate films with the thickness of each layer much less than the wavelength. Such films exhibit physical phenomena associated with the coupled plasmon resonances. We have characterized light propagation through the resulting metal-dielectric (MD) periodic structures using collection mode Near Field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM). In agreement with published theoretical models, our experiments provide evidence that diffraction can be inhibited for light propagating through metallodielectric nanolaminate.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: July 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2007
Published: September 5, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

M. J. Roberts, Andrew Guenthner, and Simin Feng, "Evidence for inhibited diffraction of light propagating through nanolaminate metallodielectric material," Opt. Express 15, 11999-12004 (2007)

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