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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9426–9433

Polarization independence of extraordinary transmission trough 1D metallic gratings

T. Ongarello, F. Romanato, P. Zilio, and M. Massari  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9426-9433 (2011)

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Extraordinary optical transmission of 1D metallic gratings is studied. Experimental samples are fabricated by means of Electron Beam Lithography. The optical characterization is focused on far field transmission properties and in particular on polarization dependence of the incident light. A peculiar symmetry in transmission spectra at different polarization angles is shown; this symmetry is studied both experimentally, and numerically with FEM method. A comparison between numerical and experimental data is provided.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4930) General : Other topics of general interest
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: January 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2011
Published: April 29, 2011

T. Ongarello, F. Romanato, P. Zilio, and M. Massari, "Polarization independence of extraordinary transmission trough 1D metallic gratings," Opt. Express 19, 9426-9433 (2011)

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