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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1982
  • pp: 1345–1347

Enhanced nonlinearity of the propagation constant of a long-range surface-plasma wave

Dror Sarid, R. T. Deck, and J. J. Fasanot  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 10, pp. 1345-1347 (1982)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.72.001345


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Abstract

We calculate the power-dependent propagation constant of a surface-plasma wave as a function of the thickness of the metal film on which it propagates when the metal film is bounded by a nonlinear semiconductor. In the case of a Cu film bounded by InSb at a wavelength of ~5 µm and a temperature of 5 K, we find that the effect of the nonlinearity on the propagation constant is enhanced by a factor of 10 as the metal thickness decreases from 120 to 15 nm.

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Dror Sarid, R. T. Deck, and J. J. Fasanot, "Enhanced nonlinearity of the propagation constant of a long-range surface-plasma wave," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 1345-1347 (1982)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-72-10-1345


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