Massive surface-plasmon polaritons


It is well-known that a quantum of light (photon) has a zero mass in vacuum. Entering into a medium the photon creates a quasiparticle (polariton, plasmon, surface-phonon, surface-plasmon polariton, etc.) whose rest mass is generally not zero. In this letter, devoted to the memory of Mark Stockman, we evaluate the rest mass of light-induced surface-plasmon polaritons (SPPs) and discuss an idea that collisions of two massive SPP quasiparticles can result in changes of their frequencies according to the energy and momentum conservation laws.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: © 2021 Nikolai B. Chichkov et al., published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License Funding: N.B.C. has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 843801. A.B.E. and B.N.C. acknowledge financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany’s Excellence Strategy within the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD (EXC 2122, Project ID 390833453) and the Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers (EXC 2123, Project ID 390837967)
Uncontrolled Keywords: localized plasmons,quantum plasmonics,surface-plasmon polaritons,Biotechnology,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Publication ISSN: 2192-8614
Last Modified: 28 May 2024 17:28
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 07:11
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-10-02
Published Online Date: 2021-09-08
Accepted Date: 2021-08-26
Authors: Chichkov, Nikolai B.
Evlyukhin, Andrey B.
Chichkov, Boris N.



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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