Design of plasmonic near field plate at optical frequency

Shi, Haofei; Jay Guo, L.
April 2010
Applied Physics Letters;4/5/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 14, p141107
Academic Journal
We propose a design of near field plate for deep subwavelength super-focusing at optical frequency. The method used antisymmetric surface plasmon mode to generate abrupt π phase change within small fraction of a wavelength, while varied thin metallic film thickness to control the amplitude profile of the near field distribution. The numerical simulation result shows a λ/5 resolution at focus plane for the designed near field plate at the wavelength of 1550 nm, which is due to the superposition of the near field phase and amplitude distribution.


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