Hierarchical hologram based on optical near- and far-field responses

Naoya Tate, Wataru Nomura, Takashi Yatsui, Makoto Naruse, Motoichi Ohtsu

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A "hierarchical hologram" and experiments using it are described. This type of hologram works both in optical far-fields and near-fields. We exploit the physical difference between the propagating light and optical near-field, where the former is associated with conventional holographic patterns obtained in optical far-fields, whereas the latter is associated with nanometric structure accessible only via optical near-fields. We also describe an experimental demonstration of the basic principles with our prototype optical elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-612
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 21 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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