Surface Plasmons on Smooth and Rough Surfaces and on Gratings

  • Authors
  • Heinz┬áRaether

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 111)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Heinz Raether
    Pages 1-3
  3. Heinz Raether
    Pages 4-39
  4. Heinz Raether
    Pages 58-72
  5. Heinz Raether
    Pages 91-116
  6. Heinz Raether
    Pages 117-117
  7. Back Matter

About this book


The book reviews the properties of surface plasmons that depict electromagnetic surface waves or surface plasma polaritons. Their propagation on smooth and corrugated surfaces (with rough or grating profiles) is considered. In the latter case, the corrugations can cause strong coupling of the surface plasmons with photons leading to resonances with a strong enhancement of the electromagnetic field in the surface. Coupling and field enhancement are the most prominent phenomena on corrugated surfaces and lead to numerous important applications. Attention has been focused on the explanation of the physics. To keep the text readable, sophisticated calculations have been avoided, and instead various applications dealing with enhanced light emission, nonlinear optics, SERS, and other cases of interest are discussed.


Plasma electromagnetic electromagnetic field lead magnetic field nonlinear optics optics photon physics scattering

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-17363-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47441-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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