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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 18558–18564

Resonant terahertz transmissions through metal hole array on silicon substrate

Xiao Xiao, Wu Jinbo, Yuki Sasagawa, Fumiaki Miyamaru, Mengying Zhang, Mitsuo W. Takeda, Chunyin Qiu, Weijia Wen, and Ping Sheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 18558-18564 (2010)

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We have observed resonant terahertz transmission peaks in samples comprising perforated periodic hole array in a metal film, covered with a high dielectric substrate. These resonant transmissions arise from the interplay between waveguide modes in dielectric substrate and the periodic hole array in the metal film. Finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulations show good agreement with the data, in support of the proposed mechanism. Inducing additional resonant transmissions using guided modes can lead to the ease in tuning the transmission peak frequencies that are potentially useful to terahertz (THz) bio-sensing.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: June 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2010
Published: August 16, 2010

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Xiao Xiao, Wu Jinbo, Yuki Sasagawa, Fumiaki Miyamaru, Mengying Zhang, Mitsuo W. Takeda, Chunyin Qiu, Weijia Wen, and Ping Sheng, "Resonant terahertz transmissions through metal hole array on silicon substrate," Opt. Express 18, 18558-18564 (2010)

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