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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25290–25297

Surface impedance model for extraordinary transmission in 1D metallic and dielectric screens

V. Delgado and R. Marqués  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25290-25297 (2011)

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Extraordinary Optical Transmission of TM waves impinging at oblique incidence on metallic or high permittivity dielectric screens with a periodic distribution of 1D slits or any other kind of 1D defects is analyzed. Generalized waveguide theory altogether with the surface impedance concept are used for modeling such phenomena. A numerical analysis based on the mode matching technique proves to be an efficient tool for the characterization of these structures for any angle of incidence and slit or defect apertures.

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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: July 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2011
Published: November 23, 2011

V. Delgado and R. Marqués, "Surface impedance model for extraordinary transmission in 1D metallic and dielectric screens," Opt. Express 19, 25290-25297 (2011)

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