Optical Properties of Nanostructured Metallic Systems

Studied with the Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method

  • Sergio G. Rodrigo

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sergio G. Rodrigo
    Pages 1-35
  3. Sergio G. Rodrigo
    Pages 37-75
  4. Sergio G. Rodrigo
    Pages 93-131

About this book


The common belief is that light is completely reflected by metals. In reality they also exhibit an amazing property that is not so widely known: under some conditions light flows along a metallic surface as if it were glued to it. Physical phenomena related to these light waves, which are called Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPP), have given rise to the research field of plasmonics.

This thesis explores four interesting topics within plasmonics: extraordinary optical transmission,  negative refractive index metamaterials, plasmonic devices for controlling SPPs, and field enhancement phenomena near metal nanoparticles.



Double fishnet structures Extraordinary optical transmission FDTD Guiding of surface plasmon polaritons Negative refractive index metamaterials Outstanding PhD Thesis Scattering of surface plasmon polaritons Surface plasmon polariton

Authors and affiliations

  • Sergio G. Rodrigo
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Dep. de Física de la Materia CondensadaCSIC-Universidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23084-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23085-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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