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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2656–2666

Mapping multiple surface-plasmon-polariton-wave modes at the interface of a metal and a chiral sculptured thin film

John A. Polo, Jr., Tom G. Mackay, and Akhlesh Lakhtakia  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 11, pp. 2656-2666 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.002656


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Abstract

We charted multiple surface-plasmon-polariton (SPP)-wave modes at the planar interface between a metal and a chiral sculptured thin film (STF) in terms of the period, vapor flux angle, and orientation angle of the latter material. Two distinct scenarios were considered: one based on a canonical boundary-value problem involving half-spaces filled with the metal and the chiral STF and another based upon a modified Kretschmann configuration for ease of implementation. Calculations using empirical data for the constitutive relations of both partnering materials show that the number and nature of the SPP-wave modes are highly dependent on all three parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2011
Published: October 12, 2011

Citation
John A. Polo, Jr., Tom G. Mackay, and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, "Mapping multiple surface-plasmon-polariton-wave modes at the interface of a metal and a chiral sculptured thin film," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2656-2666 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-11-2656

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