Electromagnetic near-field nanoantennas for subdiffraction-limited surface plasmon-enhanced light microscopy

Wonju Lee, Kyujung Kim, Donghyun Kim

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We investigate electromagnetically amplified local fields or hot spots created by surface nanoantennas for subdiffraction-limited plasmon-enhanced microscopy under total internal reflection at angled light incidence. Different shapes of near-field hot spots were calculated by varying geometrical parameters of nanoantenna structures. An inverse relationship between full-width-at-half- maximum (FWHM) and ellipticity of a hot spot was found. Among the three patterns considered, square nanoantenna patterns provided the smallest FWHM ellipticity product with a spot size of approximately 53 $\times$ 110 nm$2$ due to efficient plasmon localization. The size of a nanopattern affects FWHM significantly by producing a smaller hot spot if the size decreases. The effects of other parameters are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6165327
Pages (from-to)1684-1691
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 5

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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