We charted multiple surface-plasmon-polariton (SPP)-wave modes at the planar interface between a metal and a chiral sculptured thin film (STF) in terms of the period, vapor flux angle, and orientation angle of the latter material. Two distinct scenarios were considered: one based on a canonical boundary-value problem involving half-spaces filled with the metal and the chiral STF and another based upon a modified Kretschmann configuration for ease of implementation. Calculations using empirical data for the constitutive relations of both partnering materials show that the number and nature of the SPP-wave modes are highly dependent on all three parameters.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics