Authors
Dominique Barchiesi, Andreas Otto,
Title
Excitations of surface plasmon polaritons by attenuated total reflection, revisited
In
Rivista del Nuovo Cimento
Volume
36
Issue
5
Pages
173–209
Publisher
European Physical Society
Year
2013
Publisher's URL
10.1393/ncr/i2013-10088-9
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Abstract
Many textbooks and review papers are devoted to plasmonics based on a selection of the numerous bibliography. But none describes the details of the first culmination of plasmonics in 1968, when surface plasmons became a field of optics. The coupling of light with the surface plasmon leads to the surface plasmon polariton (SPP). Therefore, the authors chose to associate historical insight (not avoiding a personal touch), a modern mathematical formulation of the excitation of the SPP by attenuated total reflection (ATR), considered as well understood since decades, and experimental applications since 1969, including recent developments.
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