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Leakage radiation microscopy of surface plasmon polaritons
We review the principle and methodology of leakage radiation microscopy (LRM) applied to surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs). Therefore we first analyze in detail the electromagnetic theory of leaky… Expand
Dielectric stripes on gold as surface plasmon waveguides
We report on surface plasmon polariton (SPP) waveguiding by SiO2 stripes on gold thin films. Compared to other SPP waveguide schemes, these systems provide relatively large effective refractive… Expand
Dielectric optical elements for surface plasmons.
Basic optical elements for surface plasmons are fabricated and their functionality (focusing, refraction, and total internal reflection) is demonstrated experimentally. The optical elements consist… Expand
How to erase surface plasmon fringes
The authors report on the imaging of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) by leakage radiation microscopy in both direct and Fourier space. They show that manipulating the intensity distribution in the… Expand
Near-field optical microscopy with a nanodiamond-based single-photon tip.
A point-like scanning single-photon source that operates at room temperature and offers an exceptional photostability (no blinking, no bleaching) is introduced and is of importance to various emerging fields of nanoscience where an accurate positioning of a quantum emitter is required such as for example quantum plasmonics. Expand
Photophysics of single nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond nanocrystals
A study of the photophysical properties of nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color centers in diamond nanocrystals of size 50 nm or below is carried out by means of second-order time-intensity photon correlation… Expand
Imaging surface plasmons: from leaky waves to far-field radiation.
It is shown that, contrary to the common wisdom, surface plasmon poles are not involved in the imaging process in leakage radiation microscopy, and the reassessed plAsmonic field embodies a pole mathematically similar to the usual surface Plasmon pole. Expand
Wave-mixing origin and optimization in single and compact aluminum nanoantennas
The outstanding optical properties for plasmon resonances in noble metal nanoparticles enable the observation of non-linear optical processes such as second-harmonic generation (SHG) at the… Expand
Miniature plasmonic wave plates.
The experimental results and the theoretical analysis show that the general procedure used does not influence the optical coherence of the polarization state and allows us to explore completely the surface of the unit Poincaré sphere by changing only the shape of the elliptical grating. Expand
Quantitative analysis of surface plasmon interaction with silver nanoparticles.
This work investigates a SPP beam splitter constituted by silver nanoparticles on a silver thin film, fabricated by electron-beam lithography, yielding SPP reflection, transmission, and scattering efficiencies. Expand