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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 13793–13805

Multi-modal transmission of microwaves through hole arrays

James D. Edmunds, Euan Hendry, Alastair P. Hibbins, J. Roy Sambles, and Ian J. Youngs  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 13793-13805 (2011)

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The microwave transmission through hole arrays in thick metal plates for both large holes (cut-off below onset of diffraction) and small holes (cut-off above onset of diffraction) have been compared through both experiment and modelling. Enhanced transmission is in part mediated by the excitation of diffractively coupled surface waves. Large holes, with cut-off below the onset of diffraction (due to the hole periodicity), are able to support multiple modes in transmission when the depth of the holes is sufficient to support quantisation in the propagation direction. Small holes, with cut-off above the onset of diffraction however only support two coupled surface modes (symmetric and anti-symmetric) below diffraction.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: May 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2011
Published: July 5, 2011

James D. Edmunds, Euan Hendry, Alastair P. Hibbins, J. Roy Sambles, and Ian J. Youngs, "Multi-modal transmission of microwaves through hole arrays," Opt. Express 19, 13793-13805 (2011)

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