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Imaging of terahertz surface plasmon waves excited on a gold surface by a focused beam

Raimund Mueckstein and Oleg Mitrofanov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 3212-3217 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.003212


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Abstract

Surface plasmon polariton (SPP) waves formed near a tightly focused THz beam on a metallic surface are detected by an integrated sub-wavelength aperture THz near-field probe. The probe allows mapping the electric field pattern of the SPP wave and tracking the SPP propagation from the center of the focal spot. The SPP nature of the observed wave is confirmed by time-resolved measurements. Analysis of the detected patterns leads to an explanation of how THz SPP waves can be detected by the integrated sub-wavelength aperture probe.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: November 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2011
Published: February 3, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Raimund Mueckstein and Oleg Mitrofanov, "Imaging of terahertz surface plasmon waves excited on a gold surface by a focused beam," Opt. Express 19, 3212-3217 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-4-3212


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