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Modern Introduction to Surface Plasmons
Theory, Mathematica Modeling, and Applications


  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521767170

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  • Introducing graduate students in physics, optics, materials science and electrical engineering to surface plasmons, this book also covers guided modes at planar interfaces of metamaterials with negative refractive index. The physics of localized and propagating surface plasmons, on planar films, gratings, nanowires and nanoparticles, is developed using both analytical and numerical techniques. Guided modes at the interfaces between materials with any combination of positive or negative permittivity and permeability are analyzed in a systematic manner. Applications of surface plasmon physics are described, including near-field transducers in heat-assisted magnetic recording and biosensors. Resources at include Mathematica code to generate figures from the book, color versions of many figures, and extended discussion of topics such as vector diffraction theory.

    • Covers guided modes at planar interfaces of metamaterials with negative refractive index
    • Develops the fundamental equations underlying surface plasmon physics in its various manifestations
    • The physics of localized and propagating surface plasmons, on planar films, gratings, nanowires and nanoparticles is developed using both analytical and numerical techniques
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    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521767170
    • length: 386 pages
    • dimensions: 249 x 175 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • contains: 360 b/w illus. 31 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Electromagnetics of planar surface waves
    3. Single-interface modes in the microwave regime
    4. Single-interface lossless modes in εr'-μr' parameter space
    5. Double-interface lossless modes in εr'-μr' parameter space
    6. Single-interface surface plasmons
    7. Double-interface surface plasmons in symmetric guides
    8. Quasi one-dimensional surface plasmons
    9. Localized surface plasmons
    10. Techniques for exciting surface plasmons
    11. Plasmonic materials
    12. Applications

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    Modern Introduction to Surface Plasmons

    Dror Sarid, William A. Challener

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    Dror Sarid, University of Arizona
    Dror Sarid is Professor and former Director of the Optical Data Storage Center at the College of Optical Sciences, the University of Arizona. He participated in the development of the field of surface plasmons, identifying the long- and short-range surface plasmons and their important applications in science and technology.

    William A. Challener, Seagate Technology, California
    William Challener is a Research Scientist at Seagate Technology. He has worked on optical and magnetic data storage materials and systems, and various chemical and biological sensors employing surface plasmons and other evanescent wave optics.

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