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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2007
  • pp: 154–160

Plasmon surface waves and complex-type surface waves: comparative analysis of single interfaces, lamellar gratings, and two-dimensional hole arrays

Evgeny Popov, Stefan Enoch, and Michel Nevière  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 2, pp. 154-160 (2007)

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The similarities and differences between two types of surface waves that can exist on a plane metal–lossless dielectric interface, on the one hand, and on a plane lossy–lossless dielectric interface, on the other hand, are analyzed numerically. They both can lead to total absorption of light by surface relief gratings and show different behavior in transmission by lamellar gratings.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2006

Evgeny Popov, Stefan Enoch, and Michel Nevière, "Plasmon surface waves and complex-type surface waves: comparative analysis of single interfaces, lamellar gratings, and two-dimensional hole arrays," Appl. Opt. 46, 154-160 (2007)

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