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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2595–2604

Effect of magnetic polaritons on the radiative properties of double-layer nanoslit arrays

Liping Wang and Zhuomin M. Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 12, pp. 2595-2604 (2010)

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Recent studies show that magnetic polaritons (MPs) are responsible for the extraordinary optical transmission in subwavelength periodic structures. However, the role of MP in double-layer nanoslit arrays has not been fully understood. This paper elucidates how MPs influence the radiative properties of nanoslit arrays at both normal and oblique incidences using the rigorous coupled-wave analysis. The existence of MPs is further confirmed by an equivalent L C circuit model. The effects of geometric parameters and lateral displacement on the resonance conditions are also investigated, and possible ways of tailoring the radiative properties of nanostructures for energy-harvesting applications are suggested.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: June 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2010
Published: November 11, 2010

Liping Wang and Zhuomin M. Zhang, "Effect of magnetic polaritons on the radiative properties of double-layer nanoslit arrays," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 2595-2604 (2010)

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