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2013-07-10 08:44 - A gold-nanotip optical fiber for plasmon-enhanced near-field detection

P. Uebel, S. T. Bauerschmidt, M. A. Schmidt and P. St.J. Russell, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 021101-021104 (2013)

A wet-chemical etching and mechanical cleaving technique is used to fabricate gold nanotips attached to tapered optical fibers. Localized surface plasmon resonances (tunable from 500 to 850?nm by varying the tip dimensions) are excited at the tip, and the signal is transmitted via the fiber to an optical analyzer, making the device a plasmon-enhanced near-field probe. A simple cavity model is used to explain the resonances observed in numerical simulations.