OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1960–1967

Reflection, refraction, and transformation into photons of surface plasmons on a metal wedge

Vera B. Zon  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 1960-1967 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.001960


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (140 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The Sommerfeld–Maluzhinets theory for plasmons on a wedge surface with a small impedance ζ is used for the calculation of surface plasmon reflection, refraction, and transformation into photons. A methodologically simplified summary of the Sommerfeld–Maluzhinets theory, valid in the first order in ζ, is presented. The approach is satisfactory for highly conductive metals up to optical frequencies. Photon radiation takes place primarily in the direction of plasmon motion along the wedge surface. The angular distribution of the radiated photons has a Lorentzian form with width ζ . For a right-angle wedge, the reflection and refraction coefficients and the diffuse part of the photon radiation are also ζ .

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: November 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2007
Published: July 19, 2007

Citation
Vera B. Zon, "Reflection, refraction, and transformation into photons of surface plasmons on a metal wedge," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1960-1967 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-8-1960


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. V.M.Agranovich and D.L.Mills, eds., Surface Polaritons (North Holland, 1982).
  2. S. I. Bozhevolnyi, J. Erland, K. Leosson, P. M. W. Skovgaard, and J. M. Hvam, "Waveguiding in surface plasmon polariton band gap structures," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3008-3011 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. S. I. Bozhevolnyi, V. S. Volkov, K. Leosson, and A. Boltasseva, "Bend loss in surface plasmon polariton band-gap structures," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1076-1078 (2001). [CrossRef]
  4. S. A. Maier, P. G. Kik, H. A. Atwater, S. Meltzer, E. Harel, B. E. Koel, and A. A. G. Requicha, "Local detection of electromagnetic energy transport below diffraction limit in metal nanoparticle plasmon waveguides," Nat. Mater. 2, 229-232 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. M. U. González, J.-C. Weeber, A.-L. Baudrion, A. Dereux, A. L. Stepanov, J. R. Krenn, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, "Design, near-field characterization, and modeling of 45° surface-plasmon Bragg morrors," Phys. Rev. B 73, 155416 (2006). [CrossRef]
  6. H. Ditlbacher, J. R. Krenn, G. Schider, A. Leitner, and F. R. Aussenegg, "Two-dimensional optics with surface plasmon polaritons," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 1762-1764 (2002). [CrossRef]
  7. R. F. Wallis, A. A. Maradudin, and G. I. Stegeman, "Surface polariton reflection and radiation at end faces," Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 764-766 (1983). [CrossRef]
  8. K. Hasegawa, J. U. Nockel, and M. Deutsch, "Surface plasmon polariton propagation around bends at a metal-dielectric interface," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 1835-1837 (2004). [CrossRef]
  9. A. V. Zayats, I. I. Smolyaninov, and A. A. Maradudin, "Nano-optics of surface plasmon polaritons," Phys. Rep. 408, 131-314 (2005). [CrossRef]
  10. G. D. Maluzhinets, "Excitation, refraction and radiation of surface waves on a wedge with given impedances of the surfaces," Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 121, 436-439 (1958).
  11. R. P. Starovoitova, M. S. Bobrovnikov, and V. N. Kislitsina, "Diffraction of surface waves on a break of impedance plane," Radiotekh. Elektron. (Moscow) 2, 250-259 (1962).
  12. N. G. Trenev, "Diffraction of surface electromagnetic waves on an impedance step," Radiotekh. Elektron. (Moscow) 3, 27-37 (1958).
  13. N. G. Trenev, "Diffraction of surface electromagnetic waves on a semifinite impedance plane," Radiotekh. Elektron. (Moscow) 3, 163-171 (1958).
  14. V. I. Talanov, "Surface electromagnetic waves on a rectangular impedance step in resonator," Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved., Radiofiz. 1, 64-72 (1957).
  15. G. D. Maluzhinets, "Some generalizations of refraction method in the sinusoidal waves diffraction theory," Ph.D. dissertation (P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute Moscow, 1950).
  16. V. M. Babich, M. A. Lyalinov, and V. E. Grikurov, Sommerfeld-Malyuzhinets Approach for Diffraction Theory (Saint-Petersburg State U., 2004).
  17. V. M. Agranovich, "Crystal optics of surface polaritons and properties of surface," Usp. Fiz. Nauk 115, 199 (1975) V. M. Agranovich,[Sov. Phys. Usp. 18, 99 (1975)]. [CrossRef]
  18. N. W. Ashcroft and N. D. Mermin, Solid State Physics (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976).
  19. V. A. Fock, Electromagnetic Diffraction and Propagation Problems (Pergamon, 1965).
  20. I. S. Gradstein and I. M. Ryzhik, Tables of Integrals, Series and Products (Academic, 1965), Eq. (8.412.6).
  21. L. A. Vainstein, Electromagnetic Waves (Radio i Svyaz, 1988).
  22. I. M. Brekhovskikh, Waves in Layered Media (Academic, 1960).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited