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  • Vol. 79, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 316–321

Interaction of an electromagnetic H wave with a metallic film located between two dielectric media

A. V. Latyshev and A. A. Yushkanov  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 79, Issue 6, pp. 316-321 (2012)

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This paper generalizes the theory of the interaction of an electromagnetic H wave with a metallic film included between two dielectric media. Two field configurations are considered: symmetric and antisymmetric. Based on such configurations, expressions are obtained for the reflectance, absorptance, and transmittance of an electromagnetic wave through the film. A graphical study of these coefficients is presented.

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Original Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Published: June 29, 2012

A. V. Latyshev and A. A. Yushkanov, "Interaction of an electromagnetic H wave with a metallic film located between two dielectric media," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 316-321 (2012)

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