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Propagation of surface waves at the planar interface of a columnar thin film and an isotropic substrate

[+] Author Affiliations
John A. Polo Jr.

Edinboro University of Pennyslvania

Sudarshan R. Nelatury

Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College

Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Pennsylvania State Univ.

J. Nanophoton. 1(1), 013501 (January 17, 2007). doi:10.1117/1.2515618
History: Received October 12, 2006; Accepted November 20, 2006; January 17, 2007; Online January 19, 2007
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Abstract

Surface-wave propagation at the planar interface of a columnar thin film (CTF) -- a biaxial dielectric medium -- and an isotropic dielectric substrate may occur over a narrow range of propagation directions, range being dependent on (i) the bulk matgerial that is evaporated to deposit the CTF, (ii) the vapor incidence angle used for the deposition, and (iii) the refractive index of the substrate material.

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Citation

John A. Polo Jr. ; Sudarshan R. Nelatury and Akhlesh Lakhtakia
"Propagation of surface waves at the planar interface of a columnar thin film and an isotropic substrate", J. Nanophoton. 1(1), 013501 (January 17, 2007). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2515618


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