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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 22743–22754

Single nanohole and photonic crystal: wavelength selective enhanced transmission of light

P. N. Melentiev, A. E. Afanasiev, A. A. Kuzin, A. V. Zablotskiy, A. S. Baturin, and V. I. Balykin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22743-22754 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.022743


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Abstract

For the first time we have demonstrated an approach to control transmission of light through a single nanohole with the use of photon crystal microcavity. By use of the approach 28-fold enhanced transmission of light through a single nanohole in Au film has been experimentally demonstrated. The approach has the following advantages: (1) it enables to considerably increase transmission of light through a single nanohole, (2) the increase in transmission is unaffected by the hole diameter, (3) the transmission of nanohole is selective in frequency, the width of the resonance ~λ/90, (4) no auxiliary structures are necessary on the surface of the Au film (extra nanoholes, grooves, etc.).

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: August 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 2011
Published: October 26, 2011

Citation
P. N. Melentiev, A. E. Afanasiev, A. A. Kuzin, A. V. Zablotskiy, A. S. Baturin, and V. I. Balykin, "Single nanohole and photonic crystal: wavelength selective enhanced transmission of light," Opt. Express 19, 22743-22754 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-22743


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