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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21425–21431

Broadband transparency achieved with the stacked metallic multi-layers perforated with coaxial annular apertures

Zeyong Wei, Yang Cao, Yuancheng Fan, Xing Yu, and Hongqiang Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21425-21431 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021425


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Abstract

It is generally believed that, in the phenomena of extraordinary optical transmission, perfect transparency only occurs at a single or a multiple of discrete frequencies. This report presents for the first time that a stacked metallic multi-layered system, being perforated with coaxial annular apertures (CAAs), can be perfectly transparent in a broad frequency range. The phenomenon arises from the coupling of guided resonance modes in CAAs among different metallic layers. The transparency bandwidth is extended to about 40% of the central frequency with only 2–3 metallic layers. Measured transmission spectra in microwave regime are in good agreement with calculations which are semi-analytically resolved by modal expansion method.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: August 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2011
Published: October 14, 2011

Citation
Zeyong Wei, Yang Cao, Yuancheng Fan, Xing Yu, and Hongqiang Li, "Broadband transparency achieved with the stacked metallic multi-layers perforated with coaxial annular apertures," Opt. Express 19, 21425-21431 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21425


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