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End-fire coupling efficiencies of surface plasmons for silver, gold, and plasmonic nitride compounds

Fisher, Caitlin; Botten, Lindsay C.; Poulto, Christopher G.; McPhedran, Ross C.; de Sterke, C. Martijn

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We present a semi-analytical study exploring the end-fire coupling of a free-space incident beam into a surface plasmon propagating along the interface of a dielectric and a lossy plasmonic material. Using a projection method that calculates the surface plasmon coupling efficiencies for this configuration, we explain in detail how the challenges of including loss, and thus having complex permittivities, have been overcome. A comparison is made of the coupling efficiencies of four plasmonic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/107995
Source: Journal of the Optical Society of America B
DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.33.001044

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