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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 14 — Jul. 9, 2007
  • pp: 8737–8744

Infrared transmission resonances in double-layered, complementary-structure metallic gratings

Jingyu Zhang, Shuang Zhang, Dong Li, Alexander Neumann, Chris Hains, Andrew Frauenglass, and S. R. J. Brueck  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 14, pp. 8737-8744 (2007)

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A double-layered metallic grating (metal-dielectric-metal) with a complementary capacitive (isolated discs) / inductive (connected film with apertures) structure exhibits multiple infrared transmission resonances peaks with up to 70% at wavelength ranges corresponding to local modes for geometric dimensions less than a wavelength. The period, dielectric thickness, refractive index and unit cell size of the periodic structure modulate the local mode positions and amplitudes. The electromagnetic field distribution and energy flow in the structure explain the relation of transmission resonance, local modes, and distributed surface plasma wave modes.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2007
Published: June 27, 2007

Jingyu Zhang, Shuang Zhang, Dong Li, Alexander Neumann, Chris Hains, Andrew Frauenglass, and S. R. Brueck, "Infrared transmission resonances in double-layered, complementary-structure metallic gratings," Opt. Express 15, 8737-8744 (2007)

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