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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 6506–6515

Analytical theory of extraordinary optical transmission through realistic metallic screens

V. Delgado, R. Marqués, and L. Jelinek  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 6506-6515 (2010)

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An analytical theory of extraordinary optical transmission (EOT) through realistic metallic screens perforated by a periodic array of subwavelength holes is presented. The theory is based on our previous work on EOT through perfect conducting screens and on the surface impedance concept. The proposed theory is valid for the complete frequency range where EOT has been reported, including microwaves and optics. A reasonably good agreement with electromagnetic simulations is shown in all this frequency range. We feel that the proposed theory may help to clarify the physics underlying EOT and serve as a first step to more accurate analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2010
Published: March 15, 2010

V. Delgado, R. Marqués, and L. Jelinek, "Analytical theory of extraordinary optical transmission through realistic metallic screens," Opt. Express 18, 6506-6515 (2010)

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