Low Temperature Physics: 36, 815 (2010); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3499248 (6 pages)
Физика Низких Температур: Том 36, Выпуск 8-9 (Август 2010), c. 1022-1029    ( к оглавлению , назад )

The scattering of surface plasmon polaritons by nanoscale surface defects

A.A. Maradudin and T.A. Leskova

Department of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Surface and Interface Science University of California Irvine CA 92697, USA
E-mail: tleskova@uci.edu

E.E. García-Guerrero

Facultad de Ingenería, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Ensenada, B.C. 22870, México

E.R. Méndez

Divisiуn de Fisica Aplicada Centro de Investigaciуn Cientifica y de Educaciуn Superior de Ensenada, Ensenada, B.C. 22860, México

Received February 12, 2010


A rigorous computational approach based on Green's second integral identity in the plane is used to calculate the transmission, reflection, and conversion into volume electromagnetic waves of a surface plasmon polariton incident on a nanoscale one-dimensional surface defect on an otherwise planar interface between vacuum and a lossy metal.

PACS: 73.20.Mf Collective excitations (including excitons, polarons, plasmons and other charge-density excitations);
PACS: 78.66.–w Optical properties of specific thin films.

Key words: plasmon, polariton, transmission, reflection, surface defects.