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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3730–3737

Extraordinary optical reflection from sub-wavelength cylinder arrays

Raquel Gomez-Medina, Marine Laroche, and Juan José Sáenz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 3730-3737 (2006)

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A multiple scattering analysis of the reflectance of a periodic array of sub-wavelength cylinders is presented. The optical properties and their dependence on wavelength, geometrical parameters and cylinder dielectric constant are analytically derived for both s- and p-polarized waves. In absence of Mie resonances and surface (plasmon) modes, and for positive cylinder polarizabilities, the reflectance presents sharp peaks close to the onset of new diffraction modes (Rayleigh frequencies). At the lowest resonance frequency, and in the absence of absorption, the wave is perfectly reflected even for vanishingly small cylinder radii.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: February 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2006
Published: May 1, 2006

Raquel Gómez-Medina, Marine Laroche, and Juan J. Sáenz, "Extraordinary optical reflection from sub-wavelength cylinder arrays," Opt. Express 14, 3730-3737 (2006)

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