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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2600–2606

Multilayered structures for p- and s-polarized long-range surface-plasmon-polariton propagation

Yi-Jun Jen, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Ching-Wei Yu, and Tzu-Yi Chan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 26, Issue 12, pp. 2600-2606 (2009)

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A normalized admittance diagram assists in describing and designing multilayered structures to excite long-range surface-plasmon-polariton (LRSPP) waves of either the p- or the s-polarization state. These structures comprise symmetric periodic multilayers on one or both sides of a metal thin film in either the Kretschmann or the Sarid configuration. The normalized admittance diagram even assists in designing structures that can be used to excite LRSPP waves of both polarization states simultaneously.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.6870) Thin films : Thin films, other properties
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design
(310.6805) Thin films : Theory and design

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: August 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2009
Published: November 16, 2009

Yi-Jun Jen, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Ching-Wei Yu, and Tzu-Yi Chan, "Multilayered structures for p- and s-polarized long-range surface-plasmon-polariton propagation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 2600-2606 (2009)

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