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Plasmon Physics

  1. Feb 28, 2009 #1
    hi everyone,
    i am doing a research on plasmonics and surface plasmonic effects in heating nano materials using em waves.... can you suggest me any resources otherthan wikipedia where i can get an introduction to all this...please suggest me a source which is simple to understand...
    also is this surface plasmonic effect confined to metal/dielectric interface alone? can this effect be used in semiconductor/vaccum interface?
    please help
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  3. Mar 1, 2009 #2
    Re: Plasma Frequency


    "Surface plasmon subwavelength optics" WL Barnes, A Dereux, TW Ebbesen - Nature, 2003

    "Theory of Surface Plasmons and Surface-Plasmon Polaritons" Pitarke, Silkin, Chulkov, Echenique - Rep. Prog. Phys. 70 (2007) 1-87

    These papers are most likely not the best ones for you but it is a start. They are just what I had lying around. I would suggest doing a google scholar search using any of the following key words: surface, plasmon, heating, semiconductor, review

    I am pretty sure they only occur at a dielectric/metal boundary but you should not take my word for it. After a quick search on google scholar it appears that this effect does occur at semiconductor/vacuum interfaces.

    Good Luck
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  4. Mar 1, 2009 #3


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    There have been various questions regarding plasmons, plasmon surface resonance, or something related to plasmon physics. So it's worthwhile to have a general thread on plasmon physics for general questions and cross-references to topical threads.

    Firstly, an introduction -


    Some references:

    1. Ebbesen, T.W., Lezec, H. J., Ghaemi, H. F., Th io, T. & Wolff , P. A. Nature 391, 667–669 (1998).
    2. Raether, H. Surface Plasmons (Springer, Berlin, 1988).
    3. Gay, G. et al. Nature Phys. 2, 262-267 (2006).
    4. Lalanne, P. & Hugonin, J. P. Nature Phys. 2, 551–556 (2006).
    5. Schouten, H. F. et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 053901 (2005).
    6. Klein Koerkamp, K. J. et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 183901 (2004).
    7. Lalanne, P, Hugonin, J. P. & Rodier, J. C. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 263902 (2005).

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 31, 1127 - 1129 (1973)
    Effect of Damping on Surface Plasmon Dispersion

    A basic introduction to condensed matter physics for some theory
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  5. Mar 1, 2009 #4
    thanks to luke and astronuc... i will read those materials and get back to you if i have doubts...
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