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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2007
  • pp: 8250–8255

Resonant optical transmission from a one-dimensional relief metalized subwavelength grating

Dimana Nazarova, Borislav Mednikarov, and Peter Sharlandjiev  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 34, pp. 8250-8255 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.008250


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Abstract

We have studied one-dimensional (1D) relief metalized subwavelength gratings, which support resonant optical transmission. We have used pregrooved DVD stampers, metalized with a thin Al layer. The sensitivity of resonant transmission of the gratings to the cladding environment was investigated by the help of matching fluids. We have shown that the shift of the spectral position of the resonance peak can be used for sensor applications, e.g., for determination of very low concentrations of nanosized dielectric particles in distilled water.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: July 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2007
Published: November 26, 2007

Citation
Dimana Nazarova, Borislav Mednikarov, and Peter Sharlandjiev, "Resonant optical transmission from a one-dimensional relief metalized subwavelength grating," Appl. Opt. 46, 8250-8255 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-34-8250


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