Imaging with short-wavelength surface plasmon polaritons

Zayats, Anatoly V.; Elliott, Jill; Smolyaninov, Igor I.; Davis, Christopher C.
April 2005
Applied Physics Letters;4/11/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 15, p151114
Academic Journal
Operation and imaging principles of optical microscope with in-plane image magnification by surface plasmon polaritons are discussed. The influence of realistic experimental geometry and losses in the metal are considered. Using two-dimensional optics of surface polaritons on metal–dielectric interface, subwavelength optical resolution can be achieved with long-wave-vector surface polaritons and applied in far-field optical microscopy and photolithography.


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