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Slow and Fast Light
Boston, Massachusetts United States
July 13-16, 2008
Metamaterials (SMB)

Slow Surface Plasmons

Eric R. Eliel, Nikolay V. Kuzmin, Barry J.G. van der Meer, Anna L. Tchebotareva, and Gert W. 't Hooft


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We have studied surface plasmons propagating along a smooth silver-glass interface at energies up to 2.6 eV. These short-wavelength plasmons, with an effective wavelength of 260 nm, travel at a group velocity equal to c/3.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

E. R. Eliel, N. V. Kuzmin, B. J. G. van der Meer, A. L. Tchebotareva, and G. W. 't Hooft, "Slow Surface Plasmons," in Slow and Fast Light, (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper SMB4.

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