Examining the theoretical basis for the analysis of surface plasmons in the microwave and terahertz regimes

Walid M.G. Dyab, Tapan K. Sarkar, Magdalena Salazar-Palma

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Abstract

Surface electromagnetic modes guided by thin metal layers are usually called surface plasmons SP. SP were originally discovered by Ritchie in the fifties of the twentieth century in the optical regime. Then, surface plasmons found many applications in different areas of science including terahertz and microwave devices. Departing from optics to radio frequencies, an urgent need for a solid theoretical basis to analyze SP in those regimes has appeared. The only candidate was Sommerfeld's analysis for radiation of electromagnetic waves over imperfect ground planes, published in 1909. This kind of analysis has been used recently by many researches working on SP applications at radio frequencies. The main goal of this paper is to give a theoretical analysis which proves the unsuitability of Sommerfeld's analysis to the problem of SP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479938698
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2014 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2014Jun 6 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
ISSN (Print)0149-645X

Other

Other2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period6/1/146/6/14

Keywords

  • Schelkunoff Integrals
  • Sommerfeld Integrals
  • Surface Plasmons
  • Surface Waves
  • Terahertz Surface Plasmons
  • Zenneck Surface Waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Dyab, W. M. G., Sarkar, T. K., & Salazar-Palma, M. (2014). Examining the theoretical basis for the analysis of surface plasmons in the microwave and terahertz regimes. In 2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2014 [6848481] (IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2014.6848481