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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 342–355

Plasmonic antiresonance through subwavelength hole arrays

Daniel Maystre, Anne-Laure Fehrembach, and Evgueni Popov  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 342-355 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.28.000342


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Abstract

It has been shown both experimentally and numerically that the phenomenon of extraordinary transmission through subwavelength hole arrays is generally associated with a drop in transmission located very close to it. Paradoxically, this antiresonant drop occurs at the wavelength that, at first glance, should provoke a resonant excitation of a surface plasmon propagating along the metallic surface of the screen. The present paper gives a theoretical demonstration of this phenomenon, which dispels the paradox. Our theory is supported by numerical calculations.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2010
Published: February 17, 2011

Citation
Daniel Maystre, Anne-Laure Fehrembach, and Evgueni Popov, "Plasmonic antiresonance through subwavelength hole arrays," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 342-355 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-28-3-342


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