We study the scattering of light by a single subwavelength slit in a real metal screen and provide a microscopic description of the excitation probability of surface plasmons at the slit apertures.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
P. Lalanne, J. Hugonin, and J. Rodier, "Surface Plasmon Generation at Nanoslit Apertures," in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper NFA3.
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