In this Letter, we demonstrate the nanoscale focusing of surface plasmons (SPs) at two different wavelengths to the same focal plane by a far-field plasmonic lens both numerically and experimentally. The far-field plasmonic lens, which consists of an annular slit and a concentric groove and is capable of focusing dual-wavelength SPs to the same focal plane, is characterized by a scanning near-field optical microscope under both linearly and radially polarized illuminations. The demonstrated far-field plasmonic lens can provide immense opportunities for on-chip photonic applications, including dual-wavelength-based super-resolution imaging and ultra-high-density optical data storage.

Opt. Lett.

Venugopalan, P, Zhang, Q, Li, X, Kuipers, L, & Gu, M. (2014). Focusing dual-wavelength surface plasmons to the same focal plane by a far-field plasmonic lens. Opt. Lett., 39(19), 5744–5747. doi:10.1364/OL.39.005744