Novel instrument for surface plasmon polariton tracking in space and time
Rev. Sci. Instrum. , Volume 79 - Issue Article number: 13704 p. 1- 10
We describe the realization of a phase-sensitive and ultrafast near-field microscope, optimized for investigation of surface plasmon polariton propagation. The apparatus consists of a homebuilt near-field microscope that is incorporated in Mach-Zehnder-type interferometer which enables heterodyne detection. We show that this microscope is able to measure dynamical properties of both photonic and plasmonic systems with phase sensitivity.
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Sandtke, M, Engelen, R.J.P, Schoenmaker, H, Attema, I, Dekker, H, Cerjak, J, … Kuipers, L. (2008). Novel instrument for surface plasmon polariton tracking in space and time. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 79(Article number: 13704), 1–10. doi:10.1063/1.2825463