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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2005
  • pp: 70–76

Resonant transmission through a metallic film due to coupled modes

F. Marquier, J.-J. Greffet, S. Collin, F. Pardo, and J.L. Pelouard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 70-76 (2005)

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Enhanced transmission and absorption by a silver film with a periodic array of slits has been studied numerically. We find that transmission and absorption peaks coincide and can be attributed to resonances of the structure. We show that these modes can be viewed as a coupling between cavity modes and surface plasmon polaritons. A quantitative analysis shows that the coupled mode can have a cavity mode character or a surface plasmon character depending on the distance to the crossing point of their dispersion relation. Finally, we provide a simple model for the peak transmission value by introducing the concept of radiative yield.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 18, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2004
Published: January 10, 2005

F. Marquier, J.-J. Greffet, S. Collin, F. Pardo, and J.L. Pelouard, "Resonant transmission through a metallic film due to coupled modes," Opt. Express 13, 70-76 (2005)

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