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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 1107–1114

Extraordinary transmission and left-handed propagation in miniaturized stacks of doubly periodic subwavelength hole arrays

Miguel Beruete, Mario Sorolla, Miguel Navarro-Cía, Francisco Falcone, Igor Campillo, and Vitaliy Lomakin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1107-1114 (2007)

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Metallic plates embedded between dielectric slabs and perforated by rectangular arrays of subwavelength holes with a dense periodicity in one of the directions support extraordinary transmission (ET) phenomena, viz. strong peaks in the transmittance frequency dependence. Stacks of such perforated plates support ET phenomena with propagation along the stack axis that is characterized by the left handed behavior. The incorporation of the dielectric materials and dense periodicity allows significantly reducing the illuminated area of the perforated plate required experimentally to observe the ET phenomena as compared to the areas required in the case of free standing rectangular hole arrays. This facilitates the experimental investigation of ET under excitation in the Fresnel zone of aussian beams.

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Original Manuscript: November 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

Miguel Beruete, Mario Sorolla, Miguel Navarro-Cía, Francisco Falcone, Igor Campillo, and Vitaliy Lomakin, "Extraordinary transmission and left-handed propagation in miniaturized stacks of doubly periodic subwavelength hole arrays," Opt. Express 15, 1107-1114 (2007)

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