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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 24 — Nov. 27, 2006
  • pp: 11506–11511

Light transmission through a high index dielectric hole in a metal film surrounded by surface corrugations

Juuso Olkkonen, Kari Kataja, and Dennis G. Howe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 24, pp. 11506-11511 (2006)

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We analyze transmission of a normally incident plane wave through a 100nm diameter hole in a silver film that is filled with a high index dielectric and is surrounded by 300nm wide surface grooves. Specifically, we study the dependency of the transmission efficiency on the number of grooves, groove depth, and the horizontal distance between the groove and the central hole. We observe that the investigated structure exhibits over five orders of magnitude larger transmission efficiency versus a single hole without the dielectric filling.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: September 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2006
Published: November 27, 2006

Juuso Olkkonen, Kari Kataja, and Dennis G. Howe, "Light transmission through a high index dielectric hole in a metal film surrounded by surface corrugations," Opt. Express 14, 11506-11511 (2006)

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