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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 6871–6876

Adjustable phase resonances in a compound metallic grating with perpendicular cuts

Xiang Zhai, Jian-Qiang Liu, Meng-Dong He, Ling-Ling Wang, Shuangchun Wen, and Dianyuan Fan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 6871-6876 (2010)

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We propose a compound metallic grating with perpendicular cuts in each slit and investigate its optical transmission property theoretically. The odd and even waveguide modes exhibit different behaviors when the cuts are set asymmetrically in the slits. Particularly, it is shown that the transmission dips of transmission spectrum for this compound periodic structure can be realized alternately by shifting the position of cuts in the slit. The effect of cut size on the phase resonances in the proposed metallic grating is also identified, and the underlying physics is discussed by the simulated field and phase maps.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2010
Published: March 18, 2010

Xiang Zhai, Jian-Qiang Liu, Meng-Dong He, Ling-Ling Wang, Shuangchun Wen, and Dianyuan Fan, "Adjustable phase resonances in a compound metallic grating with perpendicular cuts," Opt. Express 18, 6871-6876 (2010)

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