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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15029–15034

Enhancing intensity of emitted light from a ring by incorporating a circular groove

C. K. Chang, D. Z. Lin, Y. C. Chang, M. W. Lin, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15029-15034 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.015029


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Abstract

We fabricated a ring containing a single circular groove (RCG) on silver film and which was supported on a glass substrate. We found that by changing the mean radius of the circular groove, the light intensity emitted from the RCG can be modulated by using the scattering light from the circular groove. In addition, we also fabricated circular grooves with the same depth but of different widths so that we could examine the scattering light behavior of the grooves. Herein, we propose a theoretical model which takes into account the amplitude modulation of the cylindrical waves. Our results showed that our proposed model agreed well with the experimental results.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2007
Published: October 30, 2007

Citation
C. K. Chang, D. Z. Lin, Y. C. Chang, M. W. Lin, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Enhancing intensity of emitted light from a ring by incorporating a circular groove," Opt. Express 15, 15029-15034 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-23-15029


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