A normal mode analysis is used to calculate the transmission and reflection coefficients for a surface polariton propagating along the interface between a surface active medium and a dielectric and incident normally on a vertical dielectric barrier of finite thickness or a thin dielectric film of finite length. The efficiencies of conversion of the surface polariton into transmitted and reflected bulk waves are also determined. The radiation patterns associated with the latter waves are presented.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 7, 1983
Published: February 15, 1984
T. P. Shen, R. F. Wallis, Alexei A. Maradudin, and George I. Stegeman, "Interference phenomena in the refraction of a surface polariton by vertical dielectric barriers," Appl. Opt. 23, 607-611 (1984)