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A Nonlocal Description Of The Dispersion Relation And The Energy Flow Associated With Surface Electromagnetic Waves On Metals
Author(s): Ole Keller; Jorgen Houe Pedersen
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Paper Abstract

The nonlocal dispersion relation for electromagnetic surface waves on a metal-vacuum surface, obtained within the framework of the semiclassical infinite-barrier model, is reviewed. Limiting ourselves to the hydrodynamic approach, which allows collective excitations in the electron gas only, we have for the first time determined and identified the branches of the nonlocal dispersion relation, completely. Also, we address the question of how to treat the stationary energy flow associated with electromagnetic surface waves in the nonlocal regime.

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Date Published: 28 March 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1029, Scattering and Diffraction, (28 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950359
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Ole Keller, University of Aalborg (Denmark)
Jorgen Houe Pedersen, University of Aalborg (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1029:
Scattering and Diffraction
Hedzer A. Ferwerda, Editor(s)

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