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Coherent imagin of nanoscale plasmon patterns with a carbon nanotue optical probe

Published

Author(s)

R Hillenbrand, F Keilmann, P Hanarp, D S. Sutherland, J Aizpurua

Abstract

We introduce a carbon nanotube as optical near-field probe and apply it to visualize the plasmon fields of metal nanostructures in both amplitude and phase at 30 nm resolution. With 91 nm Au disks designed for fundamental plasmon resonance, we observe the antiphase optical fields near two pole regions that are evidence of dipolar oscillation, in good agreement with theoretical field patterns. This opens the door to phase-sensitively map optical propagation and storage in photoonic crystals and nanoptic resonators or circuits, in particular to verify coherent control of plasmon polaritons.
Citation
Applied Physics Letters
Volume
83

Keywords

carbon nanotubes (CNTs), nanoparticles, plasmon, Scanning probe microscopy (SPM)

Citation

Hillenbrand, R. , Keilmann, F. , Hanarp, P. , Sutherland, D. and Aizpurua, J. (2003), Coherent imagin of nanoscale plasmon patterns with a carbon nanotue optical probe, Applied Physics Letters (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created July 1, 2003, Updated February 19, 2017