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Polarisation-resolved near-field mapping of a coupled gold nanowire array

Patrick Uebel, Markus A. Schmidt, Howard W. Lee, and Philip St.J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28409-28417 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.028409


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Abstract

We report direct observation of the 2D transverse near-field intensity and polarisation distribution of surface plasmon polaritons guided on metal nanowires. Quadrupolar modes are excited on an array of coupled nanowires arranged around the central glass core in a photonic crystal fibre, with lobes whose orientation depends on the polarisation state of the launched core light. The radial electric field is resolved using a polarization sensitive near-field probe in light-collection mode.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2012
Published: December 7, 2012

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Vol. 8, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Patrick Uebel, Markus A. Schmidt, Howard W. Lee, and Philip St.J. Russell, "Polarisation-resolved near-field mapping of a coupled gold nanowire array," Opt. Express 20, 28409-28417 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-27-28409


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