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Optical Engineering

Surface electromagnetic waves in optics
Author(s): Alexey M. Bonch-Bruevich; Mikhail N. Libenson; Vladimir S. Makin; Vladimir V. Trubaev
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Paper Abstract

The basic concepts of surface electromagnetic waves (SEWs) in the optical band, the unique features of their excitation by light at the boundary of condensed media, and the participation of SEWs in the formation of periodic structures and other photophysical processes that occur on surfaces due to the influence of high-intensity laser radiation are presented. The use of middle infrared SEW for measuring optical characteristics of materials is considered. A method, developed by the authors, for measuring the real part of the SEW wave vector to obtain metal plasma frequency directly, is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 13 pages
Opt. Eng. 31(4) doi: 10.1117/12.56133
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 31, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Alexey M. Bonch-Bruevich
Mikhail N. Libenson, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Vladimir S. Makin
Vladimir V. Trubaev

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