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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20441–20447

Prism coupling to ‘designer’ surface plasmons

A. P. Hibbins, E. Hendry, M. J. Lockyear, and J. R. Sambles  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20441-20447 (2008)

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The excitation of ‘designer’ surface-plasmon-like modes on periodically perforated metals is demonstrated at microwave frequencies using the classical method of prism-coupling. In addition we provide a complete formalism for accurately determining the dispersion of these surface modes. Our findings fully validate the use of metamaterials to give surface plasmon-like behavior at frequencies below the visible.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: September 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2008
Published: November 25, 2008

A. P. Hibbins, E. Hendry, M. J. Lockyear, and J. R. Sambles, "Prism coupling to 'designer' surface plasmons," Opt. Express 16, 20441-20447 (2008)

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