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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Apr. 25, 2011
  • pp: 8514–8525

Enhanced optical transmission through sub-wavelength centered-polygonal hole arrays in silver thin film on silica substrate

Hesam Edin Arabi, Minkyu Park, Marzieh Pournoury, and Kyunghwan Oh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 8514-8525 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.008514


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Abstract

We numerically investigated the enhanced optical transmission through sub-wavelength centered-polygonal hole arrays (CPHA) in a thin Ag film deposited on the silica substrate. In octagonal and decagonal-CPHAs, we observed new hybrid transmission characteristics that were inherited from both crystalline and quasi-crystalline hole arrays. This peculiar nature was attributed to the unique arrangement of CPHAs which can be covered with copies of a single unit cell as in crystalline arrays, and their rotational symmetry as observed in quasi-crystalline arrays. Hybrid natures in CPHAs were further investigated in the transmission spectra and Fourier space representations of the arrays. Contributions from the nearest neighbor hole-to-hole distance to enhanced transmission were analyzed in order to quantify the plasmonic contributions from the Air/Ag interface and Silica/Ag interface. We also investigated the impact of layer structure, Air/Ag/Air versus Air/Ag/Silica in the transmissions and found that in CPHAs in Air/Ag/Silica structures, contributions from the Air/Ag interface became dominant in contrast to crystalline hole arrays with lower fold symmetry.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: February 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2011
Published: April 18, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Hesam Edin Arabi, Minkyu Park, Marzieh Pournoury, and Kyunghwan Oh, "Enhanced optical transmission through sub-wavelength centered-polygonal hole arrays in silver thin film on silica substrate," Opt. Express 19, 8514-8525 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-9-8514


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