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Real-space imaging of nanoplasmonic resonances

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Resonant nanoplasmonic structures have long been recognized for their unique applications in subwavelength control of light for enhanced transmission, focussing, field confinement, decay rate management, etc. Increasingly, they are also integrated in electro-optical analytical sensors, shrinking the active volume while at the same time improving sensitivity and specificity. The microscopic imaging of resonances in such structures and also their dynamic variations has seen dramatic advances in recent years. In this Minireview we outline the current status of this rapidly evolving field, discussing both optical and electron microscopy approaches, the limiting issues in spatial resolution and data interpretation, the quantities that can be recorded, as well as the growing importance of time-resolving methods.

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The article was received on 13 Jan 2010, accepted on 03 Mar 2010 and first published on 23 Mar 2010

Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C000887G
Citation: Analyst, 2010,135, 1175-1181
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    Real-space imaging of nanoplasmonic resonances

    R. Vogelgesang and A. Dmitriev, Analyst, 2010, 135, 1175
    DOI: 10.1039/C000887G

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