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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 197–202

Nonlinear surface polaritons in indefinite media

Ming Shen, Shan Pang, Jingjing Zheng, Jielong Shi, and Qi Wang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 197-202 (2012)

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We make a theoretical investigation of nonlinear surface polaritons localized at a single interface separating a nonlinear conventional dielectric medium and a linear indefinite medium. The propagation properties of such nonlinear surface polaritons are demonstrated in several distinct frequency intervals. The surface effect of optical beams suffers different dynamics from the propagation (transmission) effect in indefinite media. The existence conditions, frequency thresholds, group velocity, and the power fluxes of the nonlinear surface polaritons are also discussed in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: September 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2011
Published: January 13, 2012

Ming Shen, Shan Pang, Jingjing Zheng, Jielong Shi, and Qi Wang, "Nonlinear surface polaritons in indefinite media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 197-202 (2012)

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