Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 23, Issue 9, pp 1135–1142 | Cite as

Propagation properties of guided surface polaritons — a new class of electromagnetic waves

  • W. Biehlig
  • F. Lederer
  • D. Mihalache
  • D. Mazilu


The propagation properties and field structures of a new class of electromagnetic surface excitations, the so-called guided surface polaritons, are investigated. These waves exhibit features of both film-guided modes and surface polaritons. The conditions of their existence dependent on the optical constants are discussed. The three-dimensional waveguide problem is treated by a rigorous mathematical formalism.


Communication Network Electromagnetic Wave Mathematical Formalism Propagation Property Optical Constant 
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© Chapman & Hall 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Biehlig
    • 1
  • F. Lederer
    • 1
  • D. Mihalache
    • 2
  • D. Mazilu
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of JenaGermany
  2. 2.Department of Fundamental PhysicsCentral Institute of PhysicsBucharestRomania

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