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
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2008
EventNanostructured Thin Films - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2008Aug 14 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7041
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

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

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, M. A., & Lakhtakia, A. (2008). Excitation of surface plasmon polaritons at the interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film. In Nanostructured Thin Films [70410F] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7041). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.792011