Photonic nanojets formed by square microsteps
V.V. Kotlyar, S.S. Stafeev, A.Yu. Feldman

Full text of article: Russian language.

Abstract:
It was experimentally shown that square microsteps with width of 0.4 um, 0.5 um, 0.6 um, 0.8 um and height of 500 nm illuminated by linearly polarized laser light with wavelength λ = 633 nm formed near its’ surface focal spots (photonic nanojets) with intensity that is 6 times higher than the intensity of incident light and diameters of 0.44λ, 0.43λ, 0.39λ and 0.47λ (less than the diffraction limit 0.51λ). When the square width was smaller than the wavelength, the focal spot was located inside the step. When the square width was larger than the wavelength, the focal spot was located outside the step and looks like a handle.

Key words:
photonic nanojet, microstep, FDTD-method, Near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM/SNOM).

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