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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 2009
  • pp: 761–772

Extraordinary transmission through metal-coated monolayers of microspheres

L. Landström, D. Brodoceanu, D. Bäuerle, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, Sergio G. Rodrigo, and L. Martin-Moreno  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 761-772 (2009)

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The spectral dependence of the extraordinary transmission through monolayers of close-packed silica or polystyrene microspheres on a quartz support, covered with different thin metal films (Ag, Au and Ni) was investigated. The measured spectra were compared with modeled transmission spectra using finite difference time domain (FDTD) calculations. Measured and modeled spectra show good overall agreement. The supported modes in the sphere array were found to be of utmost importance for the transmission mechanism and the results also suggest that the presence of guided modes in the photonic crystal may further enhance the extraordinary transmission through the metal film.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 31, 2008
Published: January 8, 2009

L. Landström, D. Brodoceanu, D. Bäuerle, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, Sergio G. Rodrigo, and L. Martin-Moreno, "Extraordinary transmission through metal-coated monolayers of microspheres," Opt. Express 17, 761-772 (2009)

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