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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 503749, 6 pages
Research Article

Study on Dielectric Function Models for Surface Plasmon Resonance Structure

Photonics Research Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Received 1 November 2013; Accepted 16 December 2013; Published 30 January 2014

Academic Editors: C.-F. Lin and P. N. Lisboa Filho

Copyright © 2014 Peyman Jahanshahi 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.


The most common permittivity function models are compared and identifying the best model for further studies is desired. For this study, simulations using several different models and an analytical analysis on a practical surface Plasmon structure were done with an accuracy of 94.4% with respect to experimental data. Finite element method, combined with dielectric properties extracted from the Brendel-Bormann function model, was utilized, the latter being chosen from a comparative study on four available models.