In this paper we study the surface-plasmon eigenvalue-eigenvector problem for 2D metal-dielectric composites. We show that both localized and delocalized states are present in the spectrum. The delocalization results from short-range correlations introduced through the local current conservation. Statistical properties such as density of states and localization lengths are discussed
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D. A. Genov, A. K. Sarychev, and V. M. Shalaev, "Localization-delocalization transition in inhomogeneous metal-dielectric films," in Frontiers in Optics 2004/Laser Science XXII/Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FWP1.