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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Apr. 2, 2007
  • pp: 4224–4237

Comparison of plasmon surface waves on shallow and deep metallic 1D and 2D gratings

Evgeny Popov, Nicolas Bonod, and Stefan Enoch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 4224-4237 (2007)

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The propagation of a plasmon surface wave in deep metallic lamellar gratings is shown to be characterized by absorption losses smaller than on a flat metallic-dielectric interface. This feature is due to the formation of a resonance of the electric field inside the groove. Similar to the plasmon surface wave in shallow gratings, this kind of plasmon can lead to total absorption of incident light and to a significant enhancement of the local field density in the vicinity of the grating surface, contrary to the other type of grating anomaly linked with a cavity resonance.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2007
Published: April 2, 2007

Evgeny K. Popov, Nicoals Bonod, and Sefan Enoch, "Comparison of plasmon surface waves on shallow and deep metallic 1D and 2D gratings," Opt. Express 15, 4224-4237 (2007)

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