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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 7893–7898

Multiple extraordinary optical transmission peaks from evanescent coupling in perforated metal plates surrounded by dielectrics

R. Ortuño, C. García-Meca, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 7893-7898 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.007893


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Abstract

We study numerically and theoretically the optical transmission of nanostructured gold films embedded in dielectric claddings. We show how multiple transmission peaks appear as the claddings thickness increases. These transmission peaks come not only from surface plasmon polariton excitations but also from the excitation of Fabry-Perot modes sustained at the claddings, coupled through the metal, as long as a periodic pattern is milled in the metal film. We propose that this structure could be used as an ultracompact all-optical switch by surrounding the metal film with Kerr nonlinear dielectric layers.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: January 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2010
Published: March 31, 2010

Citation
R. Ortuño, C. García-Meca, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, "Multiple extraordinary optical transmission peaks from evanescent coupling in perforated metal plates surrounded by dielectrics," Opt. Express 18, 7893-7898 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-8-7893


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