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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2005
  • pp: 2332–2337

Surface plasmon excitation on a single subwavelength hole in a metallic sheet

Evgeny Popov, Nicolas Bonod, Michel Nevière, Hervé Rigneault, Pierre-François Lenne, and Patrick Chaumet  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 12, pp. 2332-2337 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.002332


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Abstract

The diffraction of light by a single subwavelength hole in a highly conductive metallic sheet is analyzed with a recently developed differential theory that is able to plot the nearly electromagnetic field. Using rigorous electromagnetic and phenomenological analysis, we show that a single subwavelength hole can excite surface-plasmon resonance that contributes greatly to extraordinary transmission.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

History
Original Manuscript: September 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2004
Published: April 20, 2005

Citation
Evgeny Popov, Nicolas Bonod, Michel Nevière, Hervé Rigneault, Pierre-François Lenne, and Patrick Chaumet, "Surface plasmon excitation on a single subwavelength hole in a metallic sheet," Appl. Opt. 44, 2332-2337 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-12-2332


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