Grating-coupled excitation of the Uller-Zenneck surface wave in the optical regime

Muhammad Faryad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

The excitation of the Uller-Zenneck surface wave in the optical regime was theoretically investigated for planar as well as periodically corrugated interfaces of two homogeneous, isotropic dielectric materials, with only one of the two being dissipative. A practical configuration involving the plane-wave illumination of a planar interface of the two partnering materials was found to be unsuitable for experimental confirmation of the existence of this surface wave. But, when the interface was periodically corrugated, the Uller-Zenneck wave was found to be excited over a wide range of angles of incidence. Air and crystalline silicon were identified as suitable partnering materials for experiments in the visible and ultraviolet spectral regimes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1706-1711
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume31
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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