Near-field opticalmicroscopy of plasmonic nanostructures

Kohei Imura*, Hiromi Okamoto

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Plasmonic metal nanostructures exhibit unique optical properties, and fundamental studies of them are relevant to wide range of research areas. Unique characteristics of the plasmonic nanostructures originate from the localized optical fields and are closely related to spatiotemporal properties of plasmon waves. In this chapter, visualization of plasmon wave functions and localized optical fields by scanning near-field optical microscopy is described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9783642310669
ISBN (Print)9783642310652
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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