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Multiple trains of same-color surface plasmon-polaritons guided by the planar interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film. Part IV: Canonical problem

[+] Author Affiliations
Muhammad Faryad

Pennsylvania State University, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Nanoengineered Metamaterials Group (NanoNM), University Park, PA 16802-6812

John A. Polo Jr.

Edinboro University of Pennyslvania, Department of Physics and Technology, 235 Scotland Road, Edinboro, PA 16444

Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Pennsylvania State University, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Nanoengineered Metamaterials Group (NanoNM), University Park, PA 16802-6812

J. Nanophoton. 4(1), 043505 (February 25, 2010). doi:10.1117/1.3365052
History: Received December 20, 2009; Revised February 17, 2010; Accepted February 19, 2010; February 25, 2010; Online February 25, 2010
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Abstract

The canonical problem of the propagation of surface-plasmon-polariton (SPP) waves localized to the planar interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film (SNTF) that is periodically nonhomogeneous along the direction normal to the interface was formulated. Solution of the dispersion equation obtained thereby confirmed the possibility of exciting multiple SPP waves of the same frequency or color. However, these SPP waves differ in phase speed, field structure, and the e-folding distance along the direction of propagation.

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Citation

Muhammad Faryad ; John A. Polo Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia
"Multiple trains of same-color surface plasmon-polaritons guided by the planar interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film. Part IV: Canonical problem", J. Nanophoton. 4(1), 043505 (February 25, 2010). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3365052


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