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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Nov. 8, 2010
  • pp: 23916–23923

Microwave transmission through a metal capped array of holes in a metal sheet

Matthew P. Biginton, Alastair P. Hibbins, J. Roy Sambles, and Ian J. Youngs  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 23916-23923 (2010)

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The microwave response of a square array of “metal capped” holes in a metal sheet is explored both experimentally and numerically. Above each circular aperture are concentrically placed metallic discs, separated by a fraction of the wavelength, with discs having radii larger than the apertures. The volume bound by the overlap supports a family of resonances that mediate transmission with the fundamental resonant mode being a factor of ~2.3 lower in frequency than the bare aperture resonance.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(100.3175) Image processing : Interferometric imaging

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: August 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2010
Published: October 29, 2010

Matthew P. Biginton, Alastair P. Hibbins, J. Roy Sambles, and Ian J. Youngs, "Microwave transmission through a metal capped array of holes in a metal sheet," Opt. Express 18, 23916-23923 (2010)

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