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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 16 — Aug. 9, 2004
  • pp: 3619–3628

Optical transmission through circular hole arrays in optically thick metal films

L. Martín-Moreno and F. J. García-Vidal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 16, pp. 3619-3628 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.003619


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Abstract

In this paper we extend our theoretical treatment of the extraordinary optical transmission through hole arrays to the case of circular holes and beyond the subwavelength limit. Universal curves for the optical transmission in different regimes of the geometrical parameters defining the array are presented. Finally, we further develop the statement by showing that extraordinary transmission phenomena should be expected for any system where transmission is through two localized modes, weakly coupled between them and coupled to a continuum.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Extraordinary light transmission through sub-wavelength structured surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: June 14, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 2004
Published: August 9, 2004

Citation
L. Moreno and F. García-Vidal, "Optical transmission through circular hole arrays in optically thick metal films," Opt. Express 12, 3619-3628 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-16-3619


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