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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 12155–12166

Spatially and polarization resolved plasmon mediated transmission through continuous metal films

Y. Jourlin, S. Tonchev, A.V. Tishchenko, C. Pedri, C. Veillas, O. Parriaux, A. Last, and Y. Lacroute  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 12155-12166 (2009)

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The experimental demonstration and characterization is made of the plasmon-mediated resonant transmission through an embedded undulated continuous thin metal film under normal incidence. 1D undulations are shown to enable a spatially resolved polarisation filtering whereas 2D undulations lead to spatially resolved, polarization independent transmission. Whereas the needed submicron microstructure lends itself in principle to CD-like low-cost mass replication by means of injection moulding and embossing, the present paper demonstrates the expected transmission effects on experimental models based on metal-coated photoresist gratings. The spectral and angular dependence in the neighbourhood of resonance are investigated and the question of the excess losses exhibited by surface plasmons is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: May 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2009
Published: July 2, 2009

Y. Jourlin, S. Tonchev, A.V. Tishchenko, C. Pedri, C. Veillas, O. Parriaux, A. Last, and Y. Lacroute, "Spatially and polarization resolved plasmon mediated transmission through continuous metal films," Opt. Express 17, 12155-12166 (2009)

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