We have found conditions in which a structure consisting of an overdense warm plasma layer spaced between two underdense warm plasma layers becomes transparent to a p-polarized obliquely incident electromagnetic wave. The energy of the incident wave is transferred across the overdense region by a pair of coupled surface waves.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 16, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 1987
Published: August 1, 1987
R. Dragila and S. Vukovic, "Surface-wave-induced high transparency of an overdense warm plasma layer," Opt. Lett. 12, 573-575 (1987)