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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 22255–22270

Experimental and numerical analysis on the optical resonance transmission properties of nano-hole arrays

Mohamadreza Najiminaini, Fartash Vasefi, Bozena Kaminska, and Jeffrey J. L. Carson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 22255-22270 (2010)

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In this paper, we present experimental and numerical analysis on Extraordinary Optical Transmission (EOT) or optical resonance transmission through various nano-hole arrays constructed from an optically thick metal film within the visible and near infra-red spectrum. Nano-hole arrays with different geometrical parameters (hole size, hole shape, and hole periodicity) having their EOT properties in the visible and near-infrared regime were simulated based on Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD). Large nano-hole arrays with geometric properties similar to the simulated arrays were fabricated using Electron Beam Lithography (EBL). The optical resonance transmission properties (resonance position, transmission efficiency, and spectral bandwidth of resonance peak) of the fabricated nano-hole arrays were characterized. Finally, the experimental and numerical results were analyzed to determine the dependencies and discrepancies between optical resonance transmission properties for various nano-hole arrays.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: August 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2010
Published: October 6, 2010

Mohamadreza Najiminaini, Fartash Vasefi, Bozena Kaminska, and Jeffrey J. L. Carson, "Experimental and numerical analysis on the optical resonance transmission properties of nano-hole arrays," Opt. Express 18, 22255-22270 (2010)

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