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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11375–11380

Theoretical and experimental research on designer surface plasmons in a metamaterial with double sets of circular holes

Kejia Wang, Lan Ding, Jinsong Liu, Jing Zhang, Xinmi Yang, Jessie Y. Chin, and Tie Jun Cui  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11375-11380 (2011)

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The designer surface plasmons (DSPs) are studied by the use of a kind of metamaterial with a structure of double sets of circular holes: subwavelength apertures, and indentations. The diameter and spacing of the indentations are smaller at least one order of magnitude than those of the apertures. A theoretical model is built to analyze the DSPs sustained by the indentations by using effective dipoles method. The influence of the DSPs on the transmission property is revealed for electromagnetic waves passing through the apertures. In order to verify the theoretical predication, a set of the metamaterial samples is made and the transmission spectra are measured in microwave regime. Our results provide a new proof for the existence of DSPs and are promising for proposing some techniques for optoelectronic devices in terahertz and microwave regime.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: March 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2011
Published: May 26, 2011

Kejia Wang, Lan Ding, Jinsong Liu, Jing Zhang, Xinmi Yang, Jessie Y. Chin, and Tie Jun Cui, "Theoretical and experimental research on designer surface plasmons in a metamaterial with double sets of circular holes," Opt. Express 19, 11375-11380 (2011)

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