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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 17174–17182

Extraordinary transmission in metal hole array-photonic crystal hybrid structures

O. Glushko, R. Brunner, R. Meisels, S. Kalchmair, and G. Strasser  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 17174-17182 (2012)

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In this work we show that structures consisting of a metal hole array (MHA) lying on top of a 2D photonic crystal (PhC) exhibit the extraordinary transmission effect. In contrast to single MHAs, the extraordinary transmission in such hybrid structures is due to the coupling of an incident wave to eigenmodes of the PhC. Thus, the spectral positions of the transmission peaks are defined by the spectral positions of the corresponding PhC eigenmodes. Our results provide a novel powerful tool to manipulate light on a subwavelength scale.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: April 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2012
Published: July 12, 2012

O. Glushko, R. Brunner, R. Meisels, S. Kalchmair, and G. Strasser, "Extraordinary transmission in metal hole array-photonic crystal hybrid structures," Opt. Express 20, 17174-17182 (2012)

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