The transmitting characteristics of high-transparency double-layer metallic meshes with submillimeter period were analyzed using an analytical model, which was established using angular spectrum propagation theory and verified through experiments. It was found through analysis that rotating misalignment has significant effect on the distribution of diffraction spot intensity. Large period and small linewidth can be used to obtain high transmittance and low levels of stray light. Substrate thickness has little effect on transmitting characteristics of mesh, and so it is a variable free to choose in optimizing shielding characteristics of mesh. We think, together with other ways and means of optimizing shielding characteristics of mesh, the model can also be used for the optimization of a high-pass mesh filter.
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Optical Design and Fabrication
Original Manuscript: April 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2008
Published: October 8, 2008
Zhengang Lu and Jiubin Tan, "Analysis of transmitting characteristics of high-transparency double-layer metallic meshes with submillimeter period using an analytical model," Appl. Opt. 47, 5519-5526 (2008)