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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12714–12722

A method to design transmission resonances through subwavelength apertures based on designed surface plasmons

Jinsong Liu, Lan Ding, Kejia Wang, and Jianquan Yao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12714-12722 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.012714


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Abstract

A plasmonic metamaterial is proposed for which an array of subwavelength apertures is pierced into a metallic foil whose one flat surface has been made with periodic rectangle holes of finite depth. Designed surface plasmons sustained by the holes are explored when the size and spacing of the holes are much smaller than those of the apertures. The transmission property of electromagnetic waves through the metamaterials is analyzed. Results show that the designed surface plasmons characterized by the holes could support the transmission resonances of the incident wave passing through the subwavelength apertures, and that the peak transmission wavelengths could be designed by controlling the geometrical and optical parameters of the holes. Example is taken at THz regime. Our work proposes a method to design the peak wavelengths, and may affect further engineering of surface plasmon optics, especially in THz to microwave regimes.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2009
Published: July 20, 2009

Citation
Jinsong Liu, Lan Ding, Kejia Wang, and Jianquan Yao, "A method to design transmission resonances through subwavelength apertures based on designed surface plasmons," Opt. Express 17, 12714-12722 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-15-12714


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