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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 5 — Mar. 10, 2003
  • pp: 482–490

Resonant optical transmission through thin metallic films with and without holes

Nicolas Bonod, Stefan Enoch, Lifeng Li, Evgeny Popov, and Michel Nevière  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 5, pp. 482-490 (2003)

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Using a rigorous electromagnetic analysis of two-dimensional (or crossed) gratings, we account, in a first step, for the enhanced transmission of a sub-wavelength hole array pierced inside a metallic film, when plasmons are simultaneously excited at both interfaces of the film. Replacing the hole array by a continuous metallic film, we then show that resonant extraordinary transmission can still occur, provided the film is modulated. The modulation may be produced in both a one-dimensional and a two dimensional geometry either by periodic surface deformation or by adding an array of high index pillars. Transmittivity higher than 80% is found when surface plasmons are excited at both interfaces, in a symmetric configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.7040) Optics at surfaces : Tunneling

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Original Manuscript: December 30, 2002
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2003
Published: March 10, 2003

Nicolas Bonod, Stefan Enoch, Lifeng Li, Popov Evgeny, and Michel Neviere, "Resonant optical transmission through thin metallic films with and without holes," Opt. Express 11, 482-490 (2003)

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