Excitation of surface plasmon polaritons at the interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film

Michael A. Motyka, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

A sculptured nematic thin film (SNTF) is an assembly of parallel nanowires that bend in a fixed plane orthogonal to the substrate on which the film is deposited. The absorbances, reflectances, and transmittances of linearly polarized, obliquely incident light were calculated for a planar SNTF-metal interface in the Kretschmann configuration. Empirical data on aluminum for the metal and titanium-oxide SNTFs were used for the calculations. The solution of the boundary-value problem for the Kretschmann configuration revealed that more than one surface-plasmon-polariton (SPP) waves can be excited at the planar interface of a thin metal film and an SNTF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanostructured Thin Films
Volume7041
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2008
EventNanostructured Thin Films - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2008Aug 14 2008

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OtherNanostructured Thin Films
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/13/088/14/08

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Surface Plasmon Polariton
polaritons
Thin Films
Excitation
Metals
Thin films
thin films
Titanium Oxide
metals
excitation
Configuration
Titanium oxides
Transmittance
Nanowires
configurations
Aluminum
Reflectance
metal films
boundary value problems
titanium oxides

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Motyka, MA & Lakhtakia, A 2008, Excitation of surface plasmon polaritons at the interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film. in Nanostructured Thin Films. vol. 7041, 70410F, Nanostructured Thin Films, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/13/08. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.792011

Excitation of surface plasmon polaritons at the interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film. / Motyka, Michael A.; Lakhtakia, Akhlesh.

Nanostructured Thin Films. Vol. 7041 2008. 70410F.

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