On the relation between surface plasmons and sommerfeld's surface electromagnetic waves

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

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Abstract

The term "Surface Plasmons, SP" was first coined in the middle of the twentieth century to study the interaction of plasma oscillations with the electrons on the surface of metal foils. Surface Plasmons have a wide variety of applications such as in Terahertz spectroscopy. In the literature, Surface Plasmons are frequently related to Surface Electromagnetic Waves, SEW, which were first studied by Zenneck and independently by Sommerfeld in the early 1900's. However, Zenneck and Sommerfeld surface waves are rarely examined critically in the current literature on SP. Looking for a solid understanding for the relation between SP and SEW, it was necessary to study Sommerfeld's work thoroughly. The revisiting of Sommerfeld's work on Surface waves led to some important conclusions which are communicated in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, MTT 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, MTT 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2013Jun 7 2013

Publication series

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

Other

Other2013 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, MTT 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period6/2/136/7/13

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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