A new type of long narrow aperture in a pyramidal structure on a thick metallic screen is proposed, and optical wave scattering by this structure is simulated. This aperture structure provides high emission intensity and small spot size simultaneously through excitation of the surface plasmon polaritons on the sidewalls of the pyramidal structure. Scattering of optical waves by this structure in the thick metallic screen is solved numerically with a volume integral equation by generalized conjugate residual iteration and fast Fourier transformation. The basic characteristics of the near-field intensities of the aperture are investigated in detail.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 11, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 2004
Published: December 1, 2004
Kazuo Tanaka and Masahiro Tanaka, "Simulation of confined and enhanced optical near fields for a long narrow aperture in a pyramidal structure on a thick metallic screen," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 2344-2352 (2004)