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Huygens-Fresnel principle for surface plasmons


We present an explicit form of the surface plasmon propagator. Its form has the structure of a vectorial Huygens-Fresnel principle. The propagator appears to be a powerful tool to deal with diffraction, interference and focusing of surface plasmons. In contrast with the scalar approximation used so far, the vectorial propagator accounts for near-field and polarization effects. We illustrate the potential of the propagator by studying diffraction of surface plasmons by a slit and focusing of surface plasmons by a Fresnel lens.
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hal-00574797 , version 1 (24-08-2022)


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Tatiana Teperik, Alexandre Archambault, François Marquier, Jean-Jacques Greffet. Huygens-Fresnel principle for surface plasmons. Fourth International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics (SPP4), Jun 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ⟨hal-00574797⟩
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