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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 8 — Sep. 4, 2013

Polarization-sensitive characterization of the propagating plasmonic modes in silver nanowire waveguide on a glass substrate with a scanning near-field optical microscope

Priyamvada Venugopalan, Qiming Zhang, Xiangping Li, and Min Gu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 15247-15252 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.015247


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Abstract

In this paper, we report on the experimental investigation of the polarization properties of the plasmonic modes along a silver nanowire waveguide on a glass substrate. Two orthogonal polarization light components at the distal end of the nanowire are observed in the far-field. The near-field mapping with a scanning near-field optical microscopic probe exhibiting an in-plane polarization sensitivity reveals the two polarization components of the propagating plasmonic modes along the nanowire.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2013
Published: June 18, 2013

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

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Priyamvada Venugopalan, Qiming Zhang, Xiangping Li, and Min Gu, "Polarization-sensitive characterization of the propagating plasmonic modes in silver nanowire waveguide on a glass substrate with a scanning near-field optical microscope," Opt. Express 21, 15247-15252 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-13-15247


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