Abstract

We use 3-dimensional finite-difference time-domain method to investigate surface polariton coupling between two nano-recording marks which are of different shapes. The different coupling characteristics and the influence of these coupling effects on read-out reflection signal will be discussed.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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  20. V. Weidenhof, I. Friedrich, S. Ziegler, and M. Wuttig, "Atomic force microscopy study of laser induced phase transitions in Ge2Sb2Te5," J. Appl. Phys. 86, 5879-5887 (1999).
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    [CrossRef]

2007 (3)

2006 (5)

G. Lévêque, and OlivierJ. F. Martin, "Optical interactions in a plasmonic particle coupled to a metallic film," Opt. Express 14, 9971-9981 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Lévêque, and OlivierJ. F. Martin, "Optical interactions in a plasmonic particle coupled to a metallic film," Opt. Express 14, 9971-9981 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. P. Hibbins, W. A. Murray, J. Tyler, S. Wedge, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Resonant absorption of electromagnetic fields by surface plasmons buried in a multilayered plasmonic nanostructure," Phys. Rev. B 74, 073408 (2006).

A. Christ, T. Zentgraf, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, "Controlling the interaction between localized and delocalized surface plasmon modes: Experiment and numerical calculations," Phys. Rev. B 74, 155435 (2006).

S. Y. Kim, S. U. Park, X. Z. Li, S. J. Kim, and S. H. An, "Enhanced Readout Signal of Elliptic-Bubble Super Resolution Near Field Structure by Temperature-Dependent Complex Refractive Index of Phase-Change Medium," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1390-1393 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Kuwahara, T. Shima, P. Fons, T. Fukaya, and J. Tominaga, "On a thermally induced readout mechanism in super-resolution optical disks," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 043106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

X. Li, C. I. Kim, S. H. An, S. G. Oh, and S. Y. Kim, "Optical Property of PtOx at Elevated Temperatures Investigated by Ellipsometry," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 3623-3626 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

K. Katajai, J. Olkkonen, J. Aikio, and D. Howe, "Numerical Study of the AgOx Super Resolution Structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 160-167 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (3)

H. Fuji, T. Kikukawa, and J. Tominaga, "Bit-by-Bit Detection on Super-Resolution Near-Field Structure Disk with Platinum Oxide Layer," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, L589-L591 (2003).
[CrossRef]

W. C. Lin, T. S. Kao, H. H. Chang, Y. H. Lin, Y. H. Fu, C. T. Wu, K. H. Chen, and D. P. Tsai, "Study of a Super-Resolution Optical Structure: Polycarbonate/ZnS-SiO2/ZnO/ZnS-SiO2/Ge2Sb2Te5/ZnS-SiO2," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1029-1030 (2003).
[CrossRef]

W. C. Liu, and D. P. Tsai, "Nonlinear Near-Field Optical Effects of the AgOx-Type Super-Resolution Near-Field Structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1031-1032 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

T. Ohta, "Phase-Change Optical Memory Promotes The DVD Optical Disk," J. Optoelectron. Adv. Mater. 3, 609-626 (2001).

2000 (1)

L. Men, J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, and N. Atoda, "Oxygen doping effects on super-resolution scattering-mode near-field optical data storage," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39, 2639-2642 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

V. Weidenhof, I. Friedrich, S. Ziegler, and M. Wuttig, "Atomic force microscopy study of laser induced phase transitions in Ge2Sb2Te5," J. Appl. Phys. 86, 5879-5887 (1999).
[CrossRef]

S. Y. Kim, S. J. Kim, H. Seo, and M. R. Kim, "Complex refractive indices of GeSbTe-alloy thin films: effect of nitrogen doping and wavelength dependence," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 1713-1714 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (2)

M. Miyamoto, A. Hirotsune, Y. Miyauchi, K. Ando, M. Terao, N. Tokusyuku, and R. Tamura, "Analysis of Mark-Formation Process for Phase-Change Media," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 826-831 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, A. Sato, T. Nakano, T. Fukaya, and N. Atoda, "The near-field super-resolution properties of an antimony thin film," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L1323-L1325 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

J. H. Coombs, A. P. J. M. Jongenelis, W. van Es-Spiekman, and B. A. J. Jacobs, "Laser-induced crystallization phenomena in GeTe-based alloys. I. Characterization of nucleation and growth," J. Appl. Phys. 78, 4906-4917 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

N. Yamada, E. Ohno, K. Nishiuchi, N. Akahira, and M. Takao, "Rapid-phase transitions of GeTe-Sb2Te3 pseudobinary amorphous thin films for an optical disk memory," J. Appl. Phys. 69, 2849-2856 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Aikio, J.

K. Katajai, J. Olkkonen, J. Aikio, and D. Howe, "Numerical Study of the AgOx Super Resolution Structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 160-167 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Akahira, N.

N. Yamada, E. Ohno, K. Nishiuchi, N. Akahira, and M. Takao, "Rapid-phase transitions of GeTe-Sb2Te3 pseudobinary amorphous thin films for an optical disk memory," J. Appl. Phys. 69, 2849-2856 (1991).
[CrossRef]

An, S. H.

S. Y. Kim, S. U. Park, X. Z. Li, S. J. Kim, and S. H. An, "Enhanced Readout Signal of Elliptic-Bubble Super Resolution Near Field Structure by Temperature-Dependent Complex Refractive Index of Phase-Change Medium," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1390-1393 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Li, C. I. Kim, S. H. An, S. G. Oh, and S. Y. Kim, "Optical Property of PtOx at Elevated Temperatures Investigated by Ellipsometry," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 3623-3626 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ando, K.

M. Miyamoto, A. Hirotsune, Y. Miyauchi, K. Ando, M. Terao, N. Tokusyuku, and R. Tamura, "Analysis of Mark-Formation Process for Phase-Change Media," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 826-831 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Atoda, N.

L. Men, J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, and N. Atoda, "Oxygen doping effects on super-resolution scattering-mode near-field optical data storage," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39, 2639-2642 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, A. Sato, T. Nakano, T. Fukaya, and N. Atoda, "The near-field super-resolution properties of an antimony thin film," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L1323-L1325 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, W. L.

A. P. Hibbins, W. A. Murray, J. Tyler, S. Wedge, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Resonant absorption of electromagnetic fields by surface plasmons buried in a multilayered plasmonic nanostructure," Phys. Rev. B 74, 073408 (2006).

Bello, V.

Bozhevolnyi, S. I.

Burnett, M. T.

F. Hao, P. Nordlander, M. T. Burnett, and S. A. Maier, "Enhanced tunability and linewidth sharpening of plasmon resonances in hybridized metallic ring/disk nanocavities," Phys. Rev. B 76, 245417 (2007).

Chang, H. H.

W. C. Lin, T. S. Kao, H. H. Chang, Y. H. Lin, Y. H. Fu, C. T. Wu, K. H. Chen, and D. P. Tsai, "Study of a Super-Resolution Optical Structure: Polycarbonate/ZnS-SiO2/ZnO/ZnS-SiO2/Ge2Sb2Te5/ZnS-SiO2," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1029-1030 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chen, K. H.

W. C. Lin, T. S. Kao, H. H. Chang, Y. H. Lin, Y. H. Fu, C. T. Wu, K. H. Chen, and D. P. Tsai, "Study of a Super-Resolution Optical Structure: Polycarbonate/ZnS-SiO2/ZnO/ZnS-SiO2/Ge2Sb2Te5/ZnS-SiO2," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1029-1030 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Christ, A.

A. Christ, T. Zentgraf, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, "Controlling the interaction between localized and delocalized surface plasmon modes: Experiment and numerical calculations," Phys. Rev. B 74, 155435 (2006).

Coombs, J. H.

J. H. Coombs, A. P. J. M. Jongenelis, W. van Es-Spiekman, and B. A. J. Jacobs, "Laser-induced crystallization phenomena in GeTe-based alloys. I. Characterization of nucleation and growth," J. Appl. Phys. 78, 4906-4917 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Fons, P.

M. Kuwahara, T. Shima, P. Fons, T. Fukaya, and J. Tominaga, "On a thermally induced readout mechanism in super-resolution optical disks," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 043106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Friedrich, I.

V. Weidenhof, I. Friedrich, S. Ziegler, and M. Wuttig, "Atomic force microscopy study of laser induced phase transitions in Ge2Sb2Te5," J. Appl. Phys. 86, 5879-5887 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Fu, Y. H.

W. C. Lin, T. S. Kao, H. H. Chang, Y. H. Lin, Y. H. Fu, C. T. Wu, K. H. Chen, and D. P. Tsai, "Study of a Super-Resolution Optical Structure: Polycarbonate/ZnS-SiO2/ZnO/ZnS-SiO2/Ge2Sb2Te5/ZnS-SiO2," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1029-1030 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Fuji, H.

H. Fuji, T. Kikukawa, and J. Tominaga, "Bit-by-Bit Detection on Super-Resolution Near-Field Structure Disk with Platinum Oxide Layer," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, L589-L591 (2003).
[CrossRef]

L. Men, J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, and N. Atoda, "Oxygen doping effects on super-resolution scattering-mode near-field optical data storage," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39, 2639-2642 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, A. Sato, T. Nakano, T. Fukaya, and N. Atoda, "The near-field super-resolution properties of an antimony thin film," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L1323-L1325 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Fukaya, T.

M. Kuwahara, T. Shima, P. Fons, T. Fukaya, and J. Tominaga, "On a thermally induced readout mechanism in super-resolution optical disks," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 043106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, A. Sato, T. Nakano, T. Fukaya, and N. Atoda, "The near-field super-resolution properties of an antimony thin film," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L1323-L1325 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Giessen, H.

A. Christ, T. Zentgraf, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, "Controlling the interaction between localized and delocalized surface plasmon modes: Experiment and numerical calculations," Phys. Rev. B 74, 155435 (2006).

Gippius, N. A.

A. Christ, T. Zentgraf, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, "Controlling the interaction between localized and delocalized surface plasmon modes: Experiment and numerical calculations," Phys. Rev. B 74, 155435 (2006).

Hao, F.

F. Hao, P. Nordlander, M. T. Burnett, and S. A. Maier, "Enhanced tunability and linewidth sharpening of plasmon resonances in hybridized metallic ring/disk nanocavities," Phys. Rev. B 76, 245417 (2007).

Hibbins, A. P.

A. P. Hibbins, W. A. Murray, J. Tyler, S. Wedge, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Resonant absorption of electromagnetic fields by surface plasmons buried in a multilayered plasmonic nanostructure," Phys. Rev. B 74, 073408 (2006).

Hirotsune, A.

M. Miyamoto, A. Hirotsune, Y. Miyauchi, K. Ando, M. Terao, N. Tokusyuku, and R. Tamura, "Analysis of Mark-Formation Process for Phase-Change Media," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 826-831 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Howe, D.

K. Katajai, J. Olkkonen, J. Aikio, and D. Howe, "Numerical Study of the AgOx Super Resolution Structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 160-167 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jacobs, B. A. J.

J. H. Coombs, A. P. J. M. Jongenelis, W. van Es-Spiekman, and B. A. J. Jacobs, "Laser-induced crystallization phenomena in GeTe-based alloys. I. Characterization of nucleation and growth," J. Appl. Phys. 78, 4906-4917 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Jongenelis, A. P. J. M.

J. H. Coombs, A. P. J. M. Jongenelis, W. van Es-Spiekman, and B. A. J. Jacobs, "Laser-induced crystallization phenomena in GeTe-based alloys. I. Characterization of nucleation and growth," J. Appl. Phys. 78, 4906-4917 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kao, T. S.

W. C. Lin, T. S. Kao, H. H. Chang, Y. H. Lin, Y. H. Fu, C. T. Wu, K. H. Chen, and D. P. Tsai, "Study of a Super-Resolution Optical Structure: Polycarbonate/ZnS-SiO2/ZnO/ZnS-SiO2/Ge2Sb2Te5/ZnS-SiO2," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1029-1030 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Katajai, K.

K. Katajai, J. Olkkonen, J. Aikio, and D. Howe, "Numerical Study of the AgOx Super Resolution Structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 160-167 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kikukawa, T.

H. Fuji, T. Kikukawa, and J. Tominaga, "Bit-by-Bit Detection on Super-Resolution Near-Field Structure Disk with Platinum Oxide Layer," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, L589-L591 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kim, C. I.

X. Li, C. I. Kim, S. H. An, S. G. Oh, and S. Y. Kim, "Optical Property of PtOx at Elevated Temperatures Investigated by Ellipsometry," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 3623-3626 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kim, M. R.

S. Y. Kim, S. J. Kim, H. Seo, and M. R. Kim, "Complex refractive indices of GeSbTe-alloy thin films: effect of nitrogen doping and wavelength dependence," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 1713-1714 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kim, S. J.

S. Y. Kim, S. U. Park, X. Z. Li, S. J. Kim, and S. H. An, "Enhanced Readout Signal of Elliptic-Bubble Super Resolution Near Field Structure by Temperature-Dependent Complex Refractive Index of Phase-Change Medium," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1390-1393 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. Y. Kim, S. J. Kim, H. Seo, and M. R. Kim, "Complex refractive indices of GeSbTe-alloy thin films: effect of nitrogen doping and wavelength dependence," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 1713-1714 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kim, S. Y.

S. Y. Kim, S. U. Park, X. Z. Li, S. J. Kim, and S. H. An, "Enhanced Readout Signal of Elliptic-Bubble Super Resolution Near Field Structure by Temperature-Dependent Complex Refractive Index of Phase-Change Medium," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1390-1393 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Li, C. I. Kim, S. H. An, S. G. Oh, and S. Y. Kim, "Optical Property of PtOx at Elevated Temperatures Investigated by Ellipsometry," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 3623-3626 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Y. Kim, S. J. Kim, H. Seo, and M. R. Kim, "Complex refractive indices of GeSbTe-alloy thin films: effect of nitrogen doping and wavelength dependence," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 1713-1714 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kuhl, J.

A. Christ, T. Zentgraf, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, "Controlling the interaction between localized and delocalized surface plasmon modes: Experiment and numerical calculations," Phys. Rev. B 74, 155435 (2006).

Kuwahara, M.

M. Kuwahara, T. Shima, P. Fons, T. Fukaya, and J. Tominaga, "On a thermally induced readout mechanism in super-resolution optical disks," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 043106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lévêque, G.

Li, X.

X. Li, C. I. Kim, S. H. An, S. G. Oh, and S. Y. Kim, "Optical Property of PtOx at Elevated Temperatures Investigated by Ellipsometry," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 3623-3626 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Li, X. Z.

S. Y. Kim, S. U. Park, X. Z. Li, S. J. Kim, and S. H. An, "Enhanced Readout Signal of Elliptic-Bubble Super Resolution Near Field Structure by Temperature-Dependent Complex Refractive Index of Phase-Change Medium," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1390-1393 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lin, W. C.

W. C. Lin, T. S. Kao, H. H. Chang, Y. H. Lin, Y. H. Fu, C. T. Wu, K. H. Chen, and D. P. Tsai, "Study of a Super-Resolution Optical Structure: Polycarbonate/ZnS-SiO2/ZnO/ZnS-SiO2/Ge2Sb2Te5/ZnS-SiO2," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1029-1030 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lin, Y. H.

W. C. Lin, T. S. Kao, H. H. Chang, Y. H. Lin, Y. H. Fu, C. T. Wu, K. H. Chen, and D. P. Tsai, "Study of a Super-Resolution Optical Structure: Polycarbonate/ZnS-SiO2/ZnO/ZnS-SiO2/Ge2Sb2Te5/ZnS-SiO2," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1029-1030 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Liu, W. C.

W. C. Liu, and D. P. Tsai, "Nonlinear Near-Field Optical Effects of the AgOx-Type Super-Resolution Near-Field Structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1031-1032 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Maier, S. A.

F. Hao, P. Nordlander, M. T. Burnett, and S. A. Maier, "Enhanced tunability and linewidth sharpening of plasmon resonances in hybridized metallic ring/disk nanocavities," Phys. Rev. B 76, 245417 (2007).

Mattei, G.

Mazzoldi, P.

Men, L.

L. Men, J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, and N. Atoda, "Oxygen doping effects on super-resolution scattering-mode near-field optical data storage," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39, 2639-2642 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Miyamoto, M.

M. Miyamoto, A. Hirotsune, Y. Miyauchi, K. Ando, M. Terao, N. Tokusyuku, and R. Tamura, "Analysis of Mark-Formation Process for Phase-Change Media," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 826-831 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Miyauchi, Y.

M. Miyamoto, A. Hirotsune, Y. Miyauchi, K. Ando, M. Terao, N. Tokusyuku, and R. Tamura, "Analysis of Mark-Formation Process for Phase-Change Media," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 826-831 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Murray, W. A.

A. P. Hibbins, W. A. Murray, J. Tyler, S. Wedge, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Resonant absorption of electromagnetic fields by surface plasmons buried in a multilayered plasmonic nanostructure," Phys. Rev. B 74, 073408 (2006).

Nakano, T.

J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, A. Sato, T. Nakano, T. Fukaya, and N. Atoda, "The near-field super-resolution properties of an antimony thin film," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L1323-L1325 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Nishiuchi, K.

N. Yamada, E. Ohno, K. Nishiuchi, N. Akahira, and M. Takao, "Rapid-phase transitions of GeTe-Sb2Te3 pseudobinary amorphous thin films for an optical disk memory," J. Appl. Phys. 69, 2849-2856 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Nordlander, P.

F. Hao, P. Nordlander, M. T. Burnett, and S. A. Maier, "Enhanced tunability and linewidth sharpening of plasmon resonances in hybridized metallic ring/disk nanocavities," Phys. Rev. B 76, 245417 (2007).

Oh, S. G.

X. Li, C. I. Kim, S. H. An, S. G. Oh, and S. Y. Kim, "Optical Property of PtOx at Elevated Temperatures Investigated by Ellipsometry," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 3623-3626 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ohno, E.

N. Yamada, E. Ohno, K. Nishiuchi, N. Akahira, and M. Takao, "Rapid-phase transitions of GeTe-Sb2Te3 pseudobinary amorphous thin films for an optical disk memory," J. Appl. Phys. 69, 2849-2856 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ohta, T.

T. Ohta, "Phase-Change Optical Memory Promotes The DVD Optical Disk," J. Optoelectron. Adv. Mater. 3, 609-626 (2001).

Olivier, G.

Olkkonen, J.

K. Katajai, J. Olkkonen, J. Aikio, and D. Howe, "Numerical Study of the AgOx Super Resolution Structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 160-167 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Park, S. U.

S. Y. Kim, S. U. Park, X. Z. Li, S. J. Kim, and S. H. An, "Enhanced Readout Signal of Elliptic-Bubble Super Resolution Near Field Structure by Temperature-Dependent Complex Refractive Index of Phase-Change Medium," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1390-1393 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Pellegrini, G.

Sambles, J. R.

A. P. Hibbins, W. A. Murray, J. Tyler, S. Wedge, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Resonant absorption of electromagnetic fields by surface plasmons buried in a multilayered plasmonic nanostructure," Phys. Rev. B 74, 073408 (2006).

Sato, A.

J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, A. Sato, T. Nakano, T. Fukaya, and N. Atoda, "The near-field super-resolution properties of an antimony thin film," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L1323-L1325 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Seo, H.

S. Y. Kim, S. J. Kim, H. Seo, and M. R. Kim, "Complex refractive indices of GeSbTe-alloy thin films: effect of nitrogen doping and wavelength dependence," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 1713-1714 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Shima, T.

M. Kuwahara, T. Shima, P. Fons, T. Fukaya, and J. Tominaga, "On a thermally induced readout mechanism in super-resolution optical disks," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 043106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Søndergaard, T.

Takao, M.

N. Yamada, E. Ohno, K. Nishiuchi, N. Akahira, and M. Takao, "Rapid-phase transitions of GeTe-Sb2Te3 pseudobinary amorphous thin films for an optical disk memory," J. Appl. Phys. 69, 2849-2856 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Tamura, R.

M. Miyamoto, A. Hirotsune, Y. Miyauchi, K. Ando, M. Terao, N. Tokusyuku, and R. Tamura, "Analysis of Mark-Formation Process for Phase-Change Media," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 826-831 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Terao, M.

M. Miyamoto, A. Hirotsune, Y. Miyauchi, K. Ando, M. Terao, N. Tokusyuku, and R. Tamura, "Analysis of Mark-Formation Process for Phase-Change Media," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 826-831 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Tikhodeev, S. G.

A. Christ, T. Zentgraf, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, "Controlling the interaction between localized and delocalized surface plasmon modes: Experiment and numerical calculations," Phys. Rev. B 74, 155435 (2006).

Tokusyuku, N.

M. Miyamoto, A. Hirotsune, Y. Miyauchi, K. Ando, M. Terao, N. Tokusyuku, and R. Tamura, "Analysis of Mark-Formation Process for Phase-Change Media," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 826-831 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Tominaga, J.

M. Kuwahara, T. Shima, P. Fons, T. Fukaya, and J. Tominaga, "On a thermally induced readout mechanism in super-resolution optical disks," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 043106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

H. Fuji, T. Kikukawa, and J. Tominaga, "Bit-by-Bit Detection on Super-Resolution Near-Field Structure Disk with Platinum Oxide Layer," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, L589-L591 (2003).
[CrossRef]

L. Men, J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, and N. Atoda, "Oxygen doping effects on super-resolution scattering-mode near-field optical data storage," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39, 2639-2642 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, A. Sato, T. Nakano, T. Fukaya, and N. Atoda, "The near-field super-resolution properties of an antimony thin film," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L1323-L1325 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Tsai, D. P.

W. C. Liu, and D. P. Tsai, "Nonlinear Near-Field Optical Effects of the AgOx-Type Super-Resolution Near-Field Structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1031-1032 (2003).
[CrossRef]

W. C. Lin, T. S. Kao, H. H. Chang, Y. H. Lin, Y. H. Fu, C. T. Wu, K. H. Chen, and D. P. Tsai, "Study of a Super-Resolution Optical Structure: Polycarbonate/ZnS-SiO2/ZnO/ZnS-SiO2/Ge2Sb2Te5/ZnS-SiO2," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1029-1030 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tyler, J.

A. P. Hibbins, W. A. Murray, J. Tyler, S. Wedge, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Resonant absorption of electromagnetic fields by surface plasmons buried in a multilayered plasmonic nanostructure," Phys. Rev. B 74, 073408 (2006).

van Es-Spiekman, W.

J. H. Coombs, A. P. J. M. Jongenelis, W. van Es-Spiekman, and B. A. J. Jacobs, "Laser-induced crystallization phenomena in GeTe-based alloys. I. Characterization of nucleation and growth," J. Appl. Phys. 78, 4906-4917 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Wedge, S.

A. P. Hibbins, W. A. Murray, J. Tyler, S. Wedge, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Resonant absorption of electromagnetic fields by surface plasmons buried in a multilayered plasmonic nanostructure," Phys. Rev. B 74, 073408 (2006).

Weidenhof, V.

V. Weidenhof, I. Friedrich, S. Ziegler, and M. Wuttig, "Atomic force microscopy study of laser induced phase transitions in Ge2Sb2Te5," J. Appl. Phys. 86, 5879-5887 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wu, C. T.

W. C. Lin, T. S. Kao, H. H. Chang, Y. H. Lin, Y. H. Fu, C. T. Wu, K. H. Chen, and D. P. Tsai, "Study of a Super-Resolution Optical Structure: Polycarbonate/ZnS-SiO2/ZnO/ZnS-SiO2/Ge2Sb2Te5/ZnS-SiO2," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1029-1030 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wuttig, M.

V. Weidenhof, I. Friedrich, S. Ziegler, and M. Wuttig, "Atomic force microscopy study of laser induced phase transitions in Ge2Sb2Te5," J. Appl. Phys. 86, 5879-5887 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, N.

N. Yamada, E. Ohno, K. Nishiuchi, N. Akahira, and M. Takao, "Rapid-phase transitions of GeTe-Sb2Te3 pseudobinary amorphous thin films for an optical disk memory," J. Appl. Phys. 69, 2849-2856 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Zentgraf, T.

A. Christ, T. Zentgraf, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, "Controlling the interaction between localized and delocalized surface plasmon modes: Experiment and numerical calculations," Phys. Rev. B 74, 155435 (2006).

Ziegler, S.

V. Weidenhof, I. Friedrich, S. Ziegler, and M. Wuttig, "Atomic force microscopy study of laser induced phase transitions in Ge2Sb2Te5," J. Appl. Phys. 86, 5879-5887 (1999).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Miyamoto, A. Hirotsune, Y. Miyauchi, K. Ando, M. Terao, N. Tokusyuku, and R. Tamura, "Analysis of Mark-Formation Process for Phase-Change Media," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 826-831 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (4)

V. Weidenhof, I. Friedrich, S. Ziegler, and M. Wuttig, "Atomic force microscopy study of laser induced phase transitions in Ge2Sb2Te5," J. Appl. Phys. 86, 5879-5887 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. Kuwahara, T. Shima, P. Fons, T. Fukaya, and J. Tominaga, "On a thermally induced readout mechanism in super-resolution optical disks," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 043106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. Yamada, E. Ohno, K. Nishiuchi, N. Akahira, and M. Takao, "Rapid-phase transitions of GeTe-Sb2Te3 pseudobinary amorphous thin films for an optical disk memory," J. Appl. Phys. 69, 2849-2856 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. H. Coombs, A. P. J. M. Jongenelis, W. van Es-Spiekman, and B. A. J. Jacobs, "Laser-induced crystallization phenomena in GeTe-based alloys. I. Characterization of nucleation and growth," J. Appl. Phys. 78, 4906-4917 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Optoelectron. Adv. Mater. (1)

T. Ohta, "Phase-Change Optical Memory Promotes The DVD Optical Disk," J. Optoelectron. Adv. Mater. 3, 609-626 (2001).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (9)

J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, A. Sato, T. Nakano, T. Fukaya, and N. Atoda, "The near-field super-resolution properties of an antimony thin film," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L1323-L1325 (1998).
[CrossRef]

L. Men, J. Tominaga, H. Fuji, and N. Atoda, "Oxygen doping effects on super-resolution scattering-mode near-field optical data storage," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39, 2639-2642 (2000).
[CrossRef]

H. Fuji, T. Kikukawa, and J. Tominaga, "Bit-by-Bit Detection on Super-Resolution Near-Field Structure Disk with Platinum Oxide Layer," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, L589-L591 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Y. Kim, S. U. Park, X. Z. Li, S. J. Kim, and S. H. An, "Enhanced Readout Signal of Elliptic-Bubble Super Resolution Near Field Structure by Temperature-Dependent Complex Refractive Index of Phase-Change Medium," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1390-1393 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. Y. Kim, S. J. Kim, H. Seo, and M. R. Kim, "Complex refractive indices of GeSbTe-alloy thin films: effect of nitrogen doping and wavelength dependence," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 1713-1714 (1999).
[CrossRef]

X. Li, C. I. Kim, S. H. An, S. G. Oh, and S. Y. Kim, "Optical Property of PtOx at Elevated Temperatures Investigated by Ellipsometry," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 3623-3626 (2005).
[CrossRef]

W. C. Lin, T. S. Kao, H. H. Chang, Y. H. Lin, Y. H. Fu, C. T. Wu, K. H. Chen, and D. P. Tsai, "Study of a Super-Resolution Optical Structure: Polycarbonate/ZnS-SiO2/ZnO/ZnS-SiO2/Ge2Sb2Te5/ZnS-SiO2," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1029-1030 (2003).
[CrossRef]

W. C. Liu, and D. P. Tsai, "Nonlinear Near-Field Optical Effects of the AgOx-Type Super-Resolution Near-Field Structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, 1031-1032 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. Katajai, J. Olkkonen, J. Aikio, and D. Howe, "Numerical Study of the AgOx Super Resolution Structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 160-167 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Phys. Rev. B (3)

F. Hao, P. Nordlander, M. T. Burnett, and S. A. Maier, "Enhanced tunability and linewidth sharpening of plasmon resonances in hybridized metallic ring/disk nanocavities," Phys. Rev. B 76, 245417 (2007).

A. P. Hibbins, W. A. Murray, J. Tyler, S. Wedge, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Resonant absorption of electromagnetic fields by surface plasmons buried in a multilayered plasmonic nanostructure," Phys. Rev. B 74, 073408 (2006).

A. Christ, T. Zentgraf, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, "Controlling the interaction between localized and delocalized surface plasmon modes: Experiment and numerical calculations," Phys. Rev. B 74, 155435 (2006).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a). Schematic diagram of the sample structure for numerical investigation. (b) AFM images of recording mark with disk-, ring- and ring-sphere-shapes which are produced by illuminating different laser writing powers on phase-change material.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

The spacing-thickness dependence of (a) maximum field intensity ratio and (b) FWHM ratio of reflected light at the imaging plane (disk-shaped marks with different mark sizes).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Near-field intensity ratio (arbitrary unit) distributions of disk-shaped recording marks in x-z cross-section for different spacer thickness when mark size D=100 nm. (a) d=30 nm, (b)=35 nm, (c) d=45 nm, (d) d=55 nm, (e) d=70 nm and (f) d=90 nm.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The spacing-thickness dependence of (a) maximum field intensity ratio and (b) FWHM ratio of reflected light at the imaging plane for different mark shapes with D=100 nm.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Near-field intensity ratio distributions of ring-shaped recording marks in x-z cross-section for different spacer thickness when mark size D=100 nm. (a) d=30 nm, (b) d=35 nm, (c) d=45 nm, (d) d=55 nm, (e) d=70 nm and (f) d=90 nm.

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Table 1. Optical Constants and Dielectric Constants for Thin Films of Materials (for λ=658 nm)

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