Excitation and detection of surface-plasmon polariton waves on Cu(111) with gratings of rare gas monolayers

Y. Y. Fei, X. Wang, X. D. Zhu

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We excited surface-plasmon polariton waves (SPPWs) on Cu(111) by coupling optical beams with adsorbed xenon gratings. The SPPWs's excitation causes a resonancelike dip in the angle-resolved reflectivity difference measurement. From the resonance we determined optical constants εCu(633 nm) = -9.53+i0.142 and εCu(780 nm) = -13.44+i0.18. The grating-coupled SPPWs can be used to study mass transport on thin films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1914-1916
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 15 2008


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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