Low Temperature Physics: 36, 815 (2010); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3499248 (6 pages)
Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 36, Number 8-9 (August 2010), p. 1022-1029 ( to contents , go back )
The scattering of surface plasmon polaritons by nanoscale surface defects
A.A. Maradudin and T.A. Leskova
Department of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Surface and Interface Science University of California Irvine CA 92697, USA
Facultad de Ingenería, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Ensenada, B.C. 22870, México
Divisiуn de Fisica Aplicada Centro de Investigaciуn Cientifica y de Educaciуn Superior de Ensenada, Ensenada, B.C. 22860, México
Received February 12, 2010
A rigorous computational approach based on Green's second integral identity in the plane is used to calculate the transmission, reflection, and conversion into volume electromagnetic waves of a surface plasmon polariton incident on a nanoscale one-dimensional surface defect on an otherwise planar interface between vacuum and a lossy metal.
PACS: 73.20.Mf Collective excitations (including excitons, polarons, plasmons and other charge-density excitations);
Key words: plasmon, polariton, transmission, reflection, surface defects.