Title: The optical properties between an incident wave and the active layer of a bubble-pit AgOx-type super-resolution near-field structure
Authors: Chau, Y.-F.
Sun, Y.-S.
Tsai, D. P.
Yang, T.-J.
Department of Electrophysics
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2007
Abstract: The deformation and plasmon effects of collective localized surface plasmons between incident light and bubble-pit AgOx-type super-RENS structure have been studied using finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. We find that the polarization, wavelength of incident light, and particle sizes of Ag nanoparticles are sensitive to the plasma resonance. The Ag nanoparticles inside the bubble-pit AgOx-type super-RENS structure give the additional outer boundaries to the motion of the Ag nanoparticles, and excite more evanescent field which located in the far edge of the bubble from the optical axis of the incident beam. The optical properties between active layer and incident light with polarization direction, different wavelengths, and varied particle sizes of Ag nanoparticles exhibits nonlinear optical behavior in the near field. The far-field signals of different wavelength of incident light confirm the relation between highly localized near-field distributions and enhanced resolution of far-field signals. The subwavelength recording marks smaller than the diffraction limit were distinguishable since the Ag nanoparticles with high localized fields transferred evanescent waves to detectable signals in the far field.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-007-4112-8
ISSN: 0947-8396
DOI: 10.1007/s00339-007-4112-8
Volume: 89
Issue: 2
Begin Page: 381
End Page: 385
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