Surface plasmon-assisted widefield non-linear imaging of gold structures

C. Qian, T. S. Velinov, M. C. Pitter, Michael Geoffrey Somekh

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In this paper, we demonstrate how the confinement and enhancement of optical fields by surface plasmon resonance can allow non-linear microscopy to be performed in a simple, cost-effective widefield configuration, rather than the more usual laser-scanning arrangement. We present second harmonic and two-photon luminescence widefield images of dielectric and gold samples obtained with both prism-based and high numerical aperture objective ('prismless') microscope arrangements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Microscopy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Localized surface plasmon
  • Photoluminescence
  • Second harmonic imaging
  • Surface plasmon resonance
  • Two photon
  • Widefield microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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