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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11730–11738

Regular and anomalous Extraordinary Optical Transmission at the THz-gap

S.A. Kuznetsov, M. Navarro-Cía, V.V. Kubarev, A.V. Gelfand, M. Beruete, I. Campillo, and M. Sorolla  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11730-11738 (2009)

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In this paper Anomalous Extraordinary Transmission (ET) is reported for s-polarization of low loss doubly periodic subwavelength hole arrays patterned on polypropylene (PP) substrates by conventional contact photolithography at the so-called THz-gap (1–10 THz). The unexpected enhanced transmittance for s-polarization (i.e. without spoof plasmons) was previously numerically demonstrated in subwavelength slits arrays. However, subsequently no experimental work has been devoted to this unexpected Extraordinary Transmission neither in subwavelength slits nor in subwavelength holes. Here, numerical study and experimental results of the Anomalous ET and the symmetric and antisymmetric transmittance modes associated with the already well-known p-polarization ET are shown alongside a systematically analysis of the frequency peaks as a function of hole size for both incident polarizations.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: March 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2009
Published: June 26, 2009

S. A. Kuznetsov, M. Navarro-Cía, V. V. Kubarev, A. V. Gelfand, M. Beruete, I. Campillo, and M. Sorolla, "Regular and anomalous extraordinary optical transmission at the THz-gap," Opt. Express 17, 11730-11738 (2009)

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