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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2014, Article ID 602374, 5 pages
Research Article

Partial Polarization in Interfered Plasmon Fields

1Departamento de Ingenierías, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), 72570 Puebla, PUE, Mexico
2Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, INAOE, Santa María Tonantzintla, 72840 Puebla, PUE, Mexico

Received 26 February 2014; Accepted 29 April 2014; Published 25 May 2014

Academic Editor: Tong Zhang

Copyright © 2014 P. Martínez Vara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We describe the polarization features for plasmon fields generated by the interference between two elemental surface plasmon modes, obtaining a set of Stokes parameters which allows establishing a parallelism with the traditional polarization model. With the analysis presented, we find the corresponding coherence matrix for plasmon fields incorporating to the plasmon optics the study of partial polarization effects.