Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 1–27

Surface plasmon-polaritons and their uses

  • Kevin Welford
Tutorial Review

DOI: 10.1007/BF00619516

Cite this article as:
Welford, K. Opt Quant Electron (1991) 23: 1. doi:10.1007/BF00619516


Surface plasmon-polaritons have been experimentally and theoretically studied for many years but in recent years interest has grown substantially due to their possible use in novel device applications. The aim of this review is to introduce the concept of surface plasmon-polaritons so that the reader will be able to appreciate the physics they can probe, and the device applications in which they may be utilized.

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© Chapman and Hall Ltd 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Welford
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Signals and Radar EstablishmentMalvernUK