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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Jun. 8, 2009
  • pp: 10223–10230

Mid-infrared doping tunable transmission through subwavelength metal hole arrays on InSb

B. S. Passmore, D. G. Allen, S. R. Vangala, W. D. Goodhue, D. Wasserman, and E. A. Shaner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 10223-10230 (2009)

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Doping-tunable mid-infrared extraordinary transmission is demonstrated from a periodic metal hole array patterned on n-InSb. The polarization-dependent transmission was measured at room temperature and 77 K. In addition, the extraordinary transmission was measured for incident angles from 0° to 35° in 5° steps. A fundamental resonance shift of ~123 cm-1 (1.4 µm) is observed by varying the doping from 1×1016 to 2×1018 cm-3. The calculated transmission resonances were in good agreement with the experimental results. This suggests that InSb semiconductor-based plasmonic structures may be suitable for a variety of tunable mid-infrared device applications.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(160.1245) Materials : Artificially engineered materials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2009
Published: June 3, 2009

B. S. Passmore, D. G. Allen, S. R. Vangala, W. D. Goodhue, D. Wasserman, and E. A. Shaner, "Mid-infrared doping tunable transmission through subwavelength metal hole arrays on InSb," Opt. Express 17, 10223-10230 (2009)

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