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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 14 — Jul. 10, 2006
  • pp: 6583–6585

Analytical model of the optical response of periodically structured metallic films: Comment

Evgeny Popov and Michel Nevière  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 14, pp. 6583-6585 (2006)

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A comparison is made between rigorous numerical results and a recently proposed analytical method for modeling light diffraction by lamellar diffraction gratings. The conclusion is that the analytical model is quite restrained in its applicability and can be misleading in determining the behavior of the grating efficiencies.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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: November 8, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2005
Published: July 10, 2006

Evgeny Popov and Michel Nevière, "Analytical model of the optical response of periodically structured metallic films: Comment," Opt. Express 14, 6583-6585 (2006)

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