Surface plasmon polaritons on metallic surfaces

Armis R. Zakharian, Jerome V. Moloney, Masud Mansuripur

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A theoretical study of surface plasmon polaritons on flat metallic surfaces and interfaces is undertaken to clarify the nature of these electromagnetic waves, conditions under which they are launched, and the restrictions imposed by Maxwell's equations that ultimately determine the strength of the excited plasmons. Finite difference time domain (FDTD) computer simulations are used to provide a clear picture of the electromagnetic field distribution and the energy flow profile in each of the cases studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-850
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2007


  • Apertures
  • Guided waves
  • Optics of metals
  • Surface plasmons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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