Surface plasmons on smooth and rough surfaces and on gratings, Volume 111
The book reviews the properties of surface plasmons that depict electromagnetic surface waves or surface plasma polaritons. Their propagation on smooth and corrugated surfaces (with rough or grating profiles) is considered. In the latter case, the corrugations can cause strong coupling of the surface plasmons with photons leading to resonances with a strong enhancement of the electromagnetic field in the surface. Coupling and field enhancement are the most prominent phenomena on corrugated surfaces and lead to numerous important applications. Attention has been focused on the explanation of the physics. To keep the text readable, sophisticated calculations have been avoided, and instead various applications dealing with enhanced light emission, nonlinear optics, SERS, and other cases of interest are discussed.
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amplitude h angle of incidence angular distribution ATR device ATR minimum calculated Chap Comm component coupling curves decreases demonstrates described dielectric function different wavelengths diffraction dipole dispersion relation displayed in Fig electromagnetic field electrons energy excitation of SPs experimental experiments field enhancement frequency Gaussian function given grating coupler half width incoming light increasing interface Kretschmann kx values layer system Lett light cone light emission light line light scattering linear approximation maximum measured metal film metal surface minima modes normal incidence obtained optical p-polarized light photons Phys plasma Pockrand polarization produced quartz radiation damping Raether Raman scattering reflection minimum region resonance angle rough surface roughness function roughness parameters scattered light second harmonic Sect shown in Fig shows silver grating silver surface sinusoidal grating sinusoidal profile smooth surface SP excitation specular reflected SPs propagating strong substrate Surface Plasmons theoretical thickness thin films wave vector wavelength