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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 1 — Jan. 4, 2010
  • pp: 43–48

Giant enhancement of elastic surface plasmon-polariton scattering

Valeriy A. Sterligov, Yakiv Men, and Petro M. Lytvyn  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 43-48 (2010)

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Here we report the first (as far as we know) experimental observation of extremely high enhancement factor due to elastic surface plasmon-polariton scattering by surface singularities.We have observed strong diffraction of surface plasmon-polaritons by shallow diffraction grating while its illumination by evanescent or volume waves do not shows any traces of diffraction structure in space distribution of scattered light.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2009
Published: December 22, 2009

Valeriy A. Sterligov, Yakiv Men, and Petro M. Lytvyn, "Giant enhancement of elastic surface plasmon-polariton scattering," Opt. Express 18, 43-48 (2010)

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