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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 18 — Sep. 5, 2005
  • pp: 7005–7010

Resonance-induced wave penetration through electromagnetic opaque object

He Wen, Bo Hou, Yang Leng, and Weijia Wen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 18, pp. 7005-7010 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.007005


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Abstract

The enhanced transmission of electromagnetic waves through an opaque object is reported in this paper. The samples are constructed as two different configurations: a subwavelength metallic mesh sandwiched either between two metallic plates with periodic fractal slots (ABA for short) or between two plastic plates with periodic metallic fractals (CBC for short). Such ABA or CBC configuration exhibits multiple transmission peaks, indicating the wave penetrations through the opaque metallic mesh. The experimental observations and theoretical simulations demonstrate that the transmission enhancements for two configurations are induced by local resonances in the sandwiching layers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: July 26, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2005
Published: September 5, 2005

Citation
He Wen, Bo Hou, Yang Leng, and Weijia Wen, "Resonance-induced wave penetration through electromagnetic opaque object," Opt. Express 13, 7005-7010 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-18-7005


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