Expand this Topic clickable element to expand a topic
Skip to content
Optica Publishing Group

Modulation of optical spatial coherence by surface plasmon polaritons

Abstract

The interference pattern observed in Young’s double-slit experiment is intimately related to the statistical correlations of the waves emitted by the slits. As the waves in the slits become more correlated, the visibility of the interference pattern increases. Here, we experimentally modulate the statistical correlations between the optical fields emitted by a pair of slits in a metal film. The interaction between the slits is mediated by surface plasmon polaritons and can be tuned by the slit separation, which allows us to either increase or decrease the spatial coherence of the emerging fields relative to that of the incoming fields.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Coherence lattices in surface plasmon polariton fields

Yahong Chen, Andreas Norrman, Sergey A. Ponomarenko, and Ari T. Friberg
Opt. Lett. 43(14) 3429-3432 (2018)

Enhancement of spatial coherence by surface plasmons

N. Kuzmin, G. W. 't Hooft, E. R. Eliel, G. Gbur, H. F. Schouten, and T. D. Visser
Opt. Lett. 32(5) 445-447 (2007)

Microfiber interferometer with surface plasmon-polariton involvement

Lei Chen, Wei-Gang Zhang, Xin-Yu Li, Song Wang, Tie-Yi Yan, Jonathan Sieg, Ya Han, and Biao Wang
Opt. Lett. 41(7) 1309-1312 (2016)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Equations (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Metrics

Select as filters


Select Topics Cancel
© Copyright 2022 | Optica Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved