Abstract

Bound electromagnetic surface waves can be excited by free-space waves on a corrugated conduction surface. These electromagnetic surface waves, called surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs), are coupled to a plasma of free charges, which travel together with the wave. We investigated the effect of separating metal corrugations from the smooth metal ground plane with a thin dielectric layer and show that SPPs can be excited via displacement currents. However, the SPP excitation resonances broaden and disappear as the dielectric thickness approaches 1% of the wavelength.

Thesis Completion

2019

Semester

Spring

Thesis Chair

Peale, Robert

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Physics

Location

Orlando (Main) Campus

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Release Date

5-1-2019

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