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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 2276–2287

Field enhancement in a circular aperture surrounded by a single channel groove

Nicolas Bonod, Evgeny Popov, Davy Gérard, Jérome Wenger, and Hervé Rigneault  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 2276-2287 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.002276


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Abstract

Numerical analysis of diffraction by a single aperture surrounded by a circular shallow channel in a metallic screen shows the possibility of a 50-fold increase of the electric field intensity inside the central aperture, when compared to the incident field. Detailed analysis of cavity modes and their coupling through surface plasmon wave determine the parameters leading to maximum field enhancement. This effect can be used in high-efficiency single-molecule fluorescence analysis in attoliter volumes.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: November 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2008
Published: February 1, 2008

Virtual Issues
Vol. 3, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Nicolas Bonod, Evgeny Popov, Davy Gérard, Jerome Wenger, and Hervé Rigneault, "Field enhancement in a circular aperture surrounded by a single channel groove," Opt. Express 16, 2276-2287 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-3-2276


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