The European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter and Complex Systems

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 137–140

Surface plasmons on a quasiperiodic grating

  • J. Milton PereiraJr.
  • G. A. Farias
  • R. N. Costa Filho
Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2003-00326-9

Cite this article as:
Pereira, J.M., Farias, G.A. & Costa Filho, R.N. Eur. Phys. J. B (2003) 36: 137. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2003-00326-9

Abstract.

A method is presented for calculating the frequencies of non-retarded surface plasmons propagating on a semi-infinite medium with a surface profile described by a one-dimension quasiperiodic function. The profiles are generated, in analogy with previous work on quasiperiodic superlattices, by repeating unitary cells constructed according to an inflation rule. Dispersion relations are obtained for a semi-infinite free-electron metal as the active medium, with surface profiles obeying the Fibonacci and Thue-Morse sequences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Milton PereiraJr.
    • 1
  • G. A. Farias
    • 1
  • R. N. Costa Filho
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Federal do CearáFortaleza, CearáBrazil