Abstract

We report the observation of novel interference patterns in reflected beam profiles resulting from the excitation with a focused laser beam of both the long-range surface plasmon mode and leaky waveguide modes in a prism-coupled thin-film geometry. Many new features of the observation are in good agreement with the theory; namely, the greater than unity normalized peak interference intensities, the monotonically decreasing spacing between the periodic intensity variations, and the reshaping of the reflected profile due to propagation. Implications of these results for submicrometer patterning in nanoscience are pointed out.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Appl. Opt. (2)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. (1)

M. Fukui, S. Tago, and K. Oda, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 55, 973 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Micron (1)

A. Drezet, A. Hohenau, J. R. Krenn, M. Brun, and S. Huant, Micron 38, 427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, Nature 424, 824 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

W. P. Chen, G. Ritchie, and E. Burstein, Phys. Rev. Lett. 37, 993 (1976).
[CrossRef]

I. R. Hooper, T. W. Preist, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 053902 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. World (1)

W. L. Barnes and J. Sambles, Phys. World 19, 17 (2006).

Other (1)

P. W. Milonni and J. H. Eberly, Lasers (Wiley, 1989), pp. 490-495.

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Fig. 1

(a) Graphs of the normalized reflected beam intensity plotted versus the detector lateral coordinate for the case of excitation of a LRSP mode. The theoretical curve is displayed with triangular (blue) data points and the experimental curve with square (red) data points. The inset shows both the theoretical ATR spectrum of the LRSP mode and the FX of the focused Gaussian incident beam at the prism base; (b) graphs similar to those in (a) but for the case of excitation of the LWG mode.

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B ( x , z ) = d k x r 0123 ( k x cos Θ 0 ) B 0 ( k x ) exp ( i k x x ) × exp { i [ ( 2 π λ ) 2 ε ( k x ) 2 ] 1 2 ( z x tan Θ 0 ) } .

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