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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 4628–4648

Surface-plasmon polariton solutions at a lossy slab in a symmetric surrounding

Andreas Norrman, Tero Setälä, and Ari T. Friberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 4628-4648 (2014)

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A rigorous theoretical formulation based on electromagnetic plane waves is utilized to construct a unified framework and identification of all possible surface-plasmon polariton solutions at an absorptive slab in a symmetric, lossless dielectric surrounding. In addition to the modes reported in literature, sets of entirely new mode solutions are presented. The corresponding fields are classified into different categories and examined in terms of bound and leaky modes, as well as forward-and backward-propagating modes, both outside and inside the slab. The results could benefit plasmon based applications in thin-film nanophotonics.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films

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Original Manuscript: December 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2014
Published: February 20, 2014

Andreas Norrman, Tero Setälä, and Ari T. Friberg, "Surface-plasmon polariton solutions at a lossy slab in a symmetric surrounding," Opt. Express 22, 4628-4648 (2014)

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