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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3966–3968

Angle-resolved reflectance and surface plasmonics of the MAX phases

Oleksandr Kyriienko and Ivan A. Shelykh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 20, pp. 3966-3968 (2011)

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We investigate theoretically the optical response of bulk samples and thin films of the MAX phase materials, accounting for their large electrical anisotropy. We reveal the unusual behavior of the reflection and transmission spectra as a function of the incidence angle and predict the effect of the inverse total internal reflection. We also investigate the behavior of the surface plasmon modes in bulk samples and thin films and analyze the difference between MAX materials and conventional metals.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2011
Published: October 5, 2011

Oleksandr Kyriienko and Ivan A. Shelykh, "Angle-resolved reflectance and surface plasmonics of the MAX phases," Opt. Lett. 36, 3966-3968 (2011)

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