Abstract

Surface Plasmon microscopy enables measurement of local refractive index on a far finer scale than prism based systems. An interferometric or confocal system gives the so-called V(z) curve when the sample is scanned axially, which gives a measure of the surface plasmon propagation velocity. We show how a phase spatial light modulator (i) performs the necessary pupil function apodization (ii) imposes an angular varying phase shift that effectively changes sample defocus without any mechanical movement and (iii) changes the relative phase of the surface plasmon and reference beam to provide signal enhancement not possible with previous configurations.

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S. Pechprasarn and M. G. Somekh, “Surface plasmon microscopy: resolution, sensitivity and crosstalk,” J. Microsc.246(3), 287–297 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Zhang, S. Pechprasarn, J. Zhang, and M. G. Somekh, “Confocal surface plasmon microscopy with pupil function engineering,” Opt. Express20(7), 7388–7397 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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2008 (1)

M. M. A. Jamil, M. C. T. Denyer, M. Youseffi, S. T. Britland, S. Liu, C. W. See, M. G. Somekh, and J. Zhang, “Imaging of the cell surface interface using objective coupled widefield surface plasmon microscopy,” J. Struct. Biol.164(1), 75–80 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Berguiga, L.

Britland, S. T.

M. M. A. Jamil, M. C. T. Denyer, M. Youseffi, S. T. Britland, S. Liu, C. W. See, M. G. Somekh, and J. Zhang, “Imaging of the cell surface interface using objective coupled widefield surface plasmon microscopy,” J. Struct. Biol.164(1), 75–80 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Denyer, M. C. T.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Elezgaray, J.

Jamil, M. M. A.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kano, H.

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[CrossRef]

Knoll, W.

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[CrossRef]

Liu, S.

M. G. Somekh, G. Stabler, S. Liu, J. Zhang, and C. W. See, “Wide-field high-resolution surface-plasmon interference microscopy,” Opt. Lett.34(20), 3110–3112 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, S. G.

Monier, K.

Pechprasarn, S.

B. Zhang, S. Pechprasarn, J. Zhang, and M. G. Somekh, “Confocal surface plasmon microscopy with pupil function engineering,” Opt. Express20(7), 7388–7397 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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See, C. W.

Somekh, M. G.

Stabler, G.

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Youseffi, M.

M. M. A. Jamil, M. C. T. Denyer, M. Youseffi, S. T. Britland, S. Liu, C. W. See, M. G. Somekh, and J. Zhang, “Imaging of the cell surface interface using objective coupled widefield surface plasmon microscopy,” J. Struct. Biol.164(1), 75–80 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Zhang, S.

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Microsc. (1)

S. Pechprasarn and M. G. Somekh, “Surface plasmon microscopy: resolution, sensitivity and crosstalk,” J. Microsc.246(3), 287–297 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Struct. Biol. (1)

M. M. A. Jamil, M. C. T. Denyer, M. Youseffi, S. T. Britland, S. Liu, C. W. See, M. G. Somekh, and J. Zhang, “Imaging of the cell surface interface using objective coupled widefield surface plasmon microscopy,” J. Struct. Biol.164(1), 75–80 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (1)

H. Kano and W. Knoll, “Locally excited surface-plasmon-polaritons for thickness measurement of LBK films,” Opt. Commun.153(4-6), 235–239 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (3)

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