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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9477–9482

Measuring the wavelength-dependent divergence of transmission through sub-wavelength hole-arrays by spectral imaging

M. W. Docter, I. T. Young, O. M. Piciu, A. Bossche, P. F. A. Alkemade, P. M. van den Berg, and Y. Garini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9477-9482 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.009477


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Abstract

We present a study on the far-field patterns of light transmitted through sub-wavelength metallic hole-arrays. Spectral imaging measurements are used here on hole arrays for the first time. It provides both spatial and spectral information of the transmission in far-field. The visibility of the images, measured in two illumination modes: Köhler and collimated, is calculated for different planes in and out of focus. The transmission under collimated illumination reveals that 75% of the beam if non-divergent. The results are in agreement with the low divergence measured by Lezec [Science 297, 820 (2002)].

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: August 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

Citation
M. W. Docter, I. T. Young, O. M. Piciu, A. Bossche, P. F. Alkemade, P. M. van den Berg, and Y. Garini, "Measuring the wavelength-dependent divergence of transmission through sub-wavelength hole-arrays by spectral imaging," Opt. Express 14, 9477-9482 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-20-9477


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