28 September 2007 Hierarchy and energy dissipation in optical near-fields and their system applications
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Recent advances in near-field optics and sub-wavelength-precision fabrication technology allow the design of optical devices and systems at densities beyond those conventionally limited by the diffraction of light. Such higher integration density, however, is only one of the benefits of optical near-fields over conventional optics and electronics. In this paper, we exploit additional notable features in optical near-field interactions, which are physical hierarchy in optical nearfields and the properties associated with energy dissipation processes. We present their theoretical backgrounds and their applications. We deal with security aspects of optical near-field interactions by noticing environmental factors. We also demonstrate hierarchical systems based on dipole-dipole interactions and angular spectrum representation of optical near-fields as well as associating them with energy dissipation processes, which lead to another functionality such as traceability of information.
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Makoto Naruse, Makoto Naruse, Motoichi Ohtsu, Motoichi Ohtsu, "Hierarchy and energy dissipation in optical near-fields and their system applications", Proc. SPIE 6642, Plasmonics: Nanoimaging, Nanofabrication, and Their Applications III, 66420N (28 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.730677; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.730677

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