The light transmission through two sub-wavelength slits in a metal plate is analyzed. We show that, depending on the distance between the slits, the transmission can be enhanced or frustrated compared to the transmission through a single slit. This is explained by the surface plasmons on the metal plate.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
H. F. Schouten, T. D. Visser, G. Gbur, and D. Lenstra, "Plasmon-induced enhanced and frustrated transmission in Young's experiment," in Frontiers in Optics 2004/Laser Science XXII/Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FWQ6.
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