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.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
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)