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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 23 — Nov. 5, 2012
  • pp: 25325–25332

Polarization tunable transmission through plasmonic arrays of elliptical nanopores

Pierre Lovera, Daniel Jones, Brian Corbett, and Alan O’Riordan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 23, pp. 25325-25332 (2012)

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Polarization dependent transmission through thin gold films bearing arrays of elliptical nanopores and assembled at transparent substrates is explored. Far field transmission spectra with incident light polarized along the short and long axis of the ellipses show asymmetric peaks. Near-field finite difference time domain simulated electric field profiles suggest these features are related to Fano resonances between the (± 1, 0) Surface Plasmon Polariton mode and the ( ± 1, 0) Rayleigh Anomaly. The unique spectral signature of these samples makes them attractive for visible and near infrared tags for anti-counterfeiting applications.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: May 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2012
Published: October 23, 2012

Pierre Lovera, Daniel Jones, Brian Corbett, and Alan O’Riordan, "Polarization tunable transmission through plasmonic arrays of elliptical nanopores," Opt. Express 20, 25325-25332 (2012)

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