, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 1173–1183 | Cite as

Scattering of an Obliquely Incident Surface Plasmon Polariton from Sub-Micron Metal Grooves and Ridges

  • J. Polanco
  • R. M. Fitzgerald
  • A. A. Maradudin


The reduced Rayleigh equation for the scattering of a surface plasmon polariton incident non-normally on a one-dimensional ridge or groove on an otherwise planar metal surface is solved by a purely numerical approach. The solution is used to calculate the transmission, reflection, and out-of-plane scattering coefficients of the surface plasmon polariton. The angular dependence of the out-of-plane scattering is found to have a conical nature.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Polanco
    • 1
  • R. M. Fitzgerald
    • 2
  • A. A. Maradudin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TexasEl PasoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of TexasEl PasoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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