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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2528–2533

Beam transmission through hole arrays

A. Roberts  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 2528-2533 (2010)

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Transmission of beams through arrays of coaxial apertures in a thick, perfectly conducting screen is investigated using an angular spectrum approach. It is shown that the transfer function of the screen is complex and strongly dependent on the wavelength and polarization of the incident field and the geometric properties of the screen. Examples of changes in the angular spectrum composition of linearly, radially and azimuthally polarized beams as well as near-field intensity patterns are presented and the role played by different resonant transmission mechanisms discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: November 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2010
Published: January 22, 2010

A. Roberts, "Beam transmission through hole arrays," Opt. Express 18, 2528-2533 (2010)

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