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Electromagnetic Surface Waves

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For decades, the surface-plasmon-polariton wave guided by the interface of simple isotropic materials dominated the scene. However, in recent times research on electromagnetic surface waves guided by planar interfaces has expanded into new and exciting areas. In the 1990's research focused on advancing knowledge of the newly discovered Dyakonov wave. More recently, much of the surface wave research is motivated by the proliferation of nanotechnology and the growing number of materials available with novel properties. This book leads the reader from the relatively simple surface-plasmon-polariton wave with isotropic materials to the latest research on various types of electromagnetic surface waves guided by the interfaces of complex materials enabled by recent developments in nanotechnology. This includes: Dyakonov waves guided by interfaces formed with columnar thin films, Dyakonov-Tamm waves guided by interfaces formed with sculptured thin films, and multiple modes of surface-plasmon-polariton waves guided by the interface of a metal and a periodically varying dielectric material.



  • Gathers research from the past 5 years in a single comprehensive view of electromagnetic surface waves.
  • Written by the foremost experts and researchers in the field.
  • Layered presentation explains topics with an introductory overview level up to a highly technical level.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. List of Acronyms and Principal Symbols
    1. Acronyms
    2. Scalars
    3. 3-Vectors
    4. 3 × 3 Dyadics
    5. 4-Vectors
    6. 4 × 4 Matrixes
    7. RCWA quantities
    8. Operators and functions
  8. Chapter 1. Surface Waves
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 A Brief History
    3. 1.3 Simple SPP Wave
    4. 1.4 Dielectric Materials
    5. 1.5 Negative-Phase-Velocity Materials
    6. 1.6 Bianisotropic Materials
    7. 1.7 Taxonomy of Electromagnetic Surface Waves
    8. 1.8 Applications
    9. References
  9. Chapter 2. Surface-Plasmon-Polariton Waves I
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Canonical Boundary-Value Problem
    3. 2.3 Optical Excitation of Simple SPP Waves
    4. 2.4 Nonlinear Dielectric Materials
    5. References
  10. Chapter 3. General Theory of Surface-Wave Propagation
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Bianisotropic Materials
    3. 3.3 Propagation in a Homogeneous Bianisotropic Material
    4. 3.4 Propagation in a Periodically Nonhomogeneous Bianisotropic Material
    5. 3.5 Canonical Boundary-Value Problem
    6. 3.6 Modified Canonical Boundary-Value Problem
    7. 3.7 Prism-Coupled Configuration
    8. 3.8 Grating-Coupled Configuration
    9. References
  11. Chapter 4. Dyakonov Waves
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Interface of an Anisotropic Material and an Isotropic Material
    3. 4.3 Interface of Two Anisotropic Materials
    4. 4.4 Nanostructured Materials
    5. 4.5 Electro-Optic Materials
    6. 4.6 Magnetic Analogs
    7. 4.7 More Exotic Materials
    8. 4.8 Experimental Observation
    9. 4.9 Outlook
    10. References
  12. Chapter 5. Tamm Waves
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Canonical Boundary-Value Problem
    3. 5.3 Practical Configurations
    4. 5.4 Interface of Two Periodically Nonhomogeneous Dielectric Materials
    5. 5.5 Outlook
    6. References
  13. Chapter 6. Surface-Plasmon-Polariton Waves II
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Interface of a Metal and an Isotropic Dielectric Multilayer
    3. 6.3 Interface of a Metal and a Homogeneous Anisotropic Dielectric Material
    4. 6.4 Interface of a Metal and a Continuously and Periodically Nonhomogeneous Dielectric Material
    5. 6.5 Optical Sensing
    6. 6.6 Harvesting of Solar Energy
    7. 6.7 Outlook
    8. References
  14. Chapter 7. Dyakonov-Tamm Waves
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Canonical Boundary-Value Problem
    3. 7.3 Practical Configurations
    4. 7.4 Outlook
    5. References
  15. Appendix A
    1. Dyadics
    2. References
  16. Appendix B
    1. Biaxial Permittivity Dyadic
  17. Appendix C
    1. Zenneck Wave
    2. References
  18. Appendix D
    1. Floquet Theory
    2. References
  19. Appendix E
    1. Forward and Inverse Bruggeman Formalisms
    2. E.1 Forward Bruggeman Formalism for CTFs
    3. E.2 Inverse Bruggeman Formalism for CTFs
    4. E.3 Forward Bruggeman Formalism for Fluid-Infiltrated CTFs
    5. E.4 Cautionary Remarks
    6. References
  20. Bibliography
    1. Bibliography