, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 153–159 | Cite as

Unidirectional Surface Plasmon Polariton Excitation on Single Slit with Oblique Backside Illumination

  • Hwi Kim
  • Byoungho LeeEmail author


We have theoretically investigated the unidirectional surface plasmon polariton (SPP) excitation on single slits with oblique backside illumination. An aperture diffraction method is devised, from which the conditions of slit width and beam illumination angle for the unidirectional SPP excitation are formulated analytically. The derived unidirectional conditions are validated with vectorial electromagnetic simulation using the rigorous coupled wave analysis.


Surface plasmon polariton Unidirectional excitation Rigorous coupled wave analysis 



This work was supported by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea and Korea Science and Engineering Foundation through the Creative Research Initiatives Program (Active Plasmonics Application Systems).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Creative Research Center for Active Plasmonics Application Systems, Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center and School of Electrical EngineeringSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

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