2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
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Surface-Plasmon Polaritons at Lossy Curved Interfaces

6 Jun 2019, 14:30
BLU 10011 (Simon Fraser University)

BLU 10011

Simon Fraser University

Oral (Non-Student) / Orale (non-étudiant(e)) Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Canada / Division de la physique atomique, moléculaire et photonique, Canada (DAMOPC-DPAMPC) R2-3 Quantum Optics and Ion traps (DAMOPC) | Optique quantique et pièges d'ions (DPAMPC)


Dr Nafiseh Sang-Nourpour (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta)


We construct a model for surface-plasmon polaritons propagation along lossy curved interfaces and introduce a set of conditions to characterize surface-plasmon polaritons propagation at these interfaces. Mathematically, we employ conformal transformation to map the curved interfaces between lossy linear, isotropic and homogeneous materials to planar interfaces between lossy inhomogeneous materials. Proceeding from Maxwell's equations, we then derive the dispersion equations of surface-plasmon polaritons at homogeneous curved and inhomogeneous planar interfaces. We solve the dispersion equation at the inhomogeneous materials planar interfaces as a consistency check and to give intuition about the homogeneous materials at curved interfaces. We present examples of metamaterials with both positive and negative electromagnetic susceptibilities forming a circularly curved interface with air. Our characterization of surface-plasmon polaritons is useful for checking the viability of the proposed application.

Primary authors

Dr Nafiseh Sang-Nourpour (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta) Prof. Barry Sanders (Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, University of Calgary)

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