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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3165–3168

Dynamic generation of plasmonic bottle-beams with controlled shape

Itai Epstein and Ady Arie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 11, pp. 3165-3168 (2014)

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We demonstrate the generation of plasmonic bottle-beams based on self-accelerating surface plasmons. These beams are excited from free-space beams through a special binary phase mask. The mask generates two mirror-imaged self-accelerating surface plasmons, which form the plasmonic bottle-beam and a hot-spot at the point of convergence. The shape and area of the bottle-beams, together with the location of the hot-spot, are statically controlled by designing arbitrary convex trajectories for the two counter-accelerating beams and also are dynamically controlled by the illumination beam.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2014
Published: May 20, 2014

Itai Epstein and Ady Arie, "Dynamic generation of plasmonic bottle-beams with controlled shape," Opt. Lett. 39, 3165-3168 (2014)

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