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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 255–258

Robust existence of the broadband optical transmission effect in multiple-layer gratings

Yanjun Bao, Yumin Hou, and Zongpeng Wang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 255-258 (2014)

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We numerically demonstrate the existence and robustness of the broadband optical transmission (BOT) effect in double-layer gratings (DLGs) with different longitudinal spacings and lateral displacements. For the two scenarios of large and ultrasmall longitudinal spacings, the different physical mechanisms by which BOT occurs through the gaps between the two layers are analyzed based on the surface charge densities. Besides the DLG structures, the robustness of the BOT phenomenon can also be extended to exist in multiple-layer gratings with more layers. This provides a highly controllable way to design novel devices, such as transparent multiple-layer metals, broadband metamaterials, and novel polarization filters.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2013
Published: January 15, 2014

Yanjun Bao, Yumin Hou, and Zongpeng Wang, "Robust existence of the broadband optical transmission effect in multiple-layer gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 255-258 (2014)

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