Coherent matrix of plasmonic beams


  • Andrey Novitsky Belarusian State University
  • Andrei V. Lavrinenko Technical University of Denmark



We consider monochromatic electromagnetic beams of surface plasmon-polaritons created at interfaces between dielectric media and metals. We theoretically study non-coherent superpositions of elementary surface waves and discuss their spectral degree of polarization, Stokes parameters, and the form of the spectral coherence matrix. We compare the polarization properties of the surface plasmons-polaritons as three-dimensional and two-dimensional fields concluding that the latter is superior.

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Author Biographies

Andrey Novitsky, Belarusian State University

Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

Andrei V. Lavrinenko, Technical University of Denmark

DTU Fotonik




How to Cite

A. Novitsky and A. V. Lavrinenko, “Coherent matrix of plasmonic beams”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 5, no. 2, pp. pp. 66–68, Jun. 2013.