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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 12, 2013
  • pp: 19228–19239

Enhancement of Fano resonance in metal/dielectric/metal metamaterials at optical regime

Tun Cao and Lei Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 19228-19239 (2013)

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Fano resonance (FR) within the transmission spectrum is demonstrated in the near infrared (NIR) region using elliptical nanoholes array (ENA) embedding through metal-dielectric-metal (MDM) layers. For the symmetric MDM-ENA, it has been shown that a FR can be excited by the normally incident light. This FR response is attributed to the interplay between the bright modes and dark modes, where the bright modes originate from the electric resonance (localized surface plasmon resonance) caused by the ENA and the dark modes are due to the magnetic resonance (inductive-capacitive resonance) induced by the MDM multilayers. Displacement of the elliptical nanoholes from their centers breaks the structural symmetry to excite a double FR as a result of the coherent interaction of the electric resonance with two splitting sub-magnetic resonances at different wavelengths. Moreover,the degree of the asymmetry allows for the tuning of the amplitude and bandwidth of the double FR window. The sensitivity to the slight variations of the dielectric environment has been calculated and yields a figure-of-merit of 0.8RIU−1 for the symmetric MDM-ENA and 3.0RIU−1 for the asymmetric MDM-ENA.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: May 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 31, 2013
Published: August 6, 2013

Tun Cao and Lei Zhang, "Enhancement of Fano resonance in metal/dielectric/metal metamaterials at optical regime," Opt. Express 21, 19228-19239 (2013)

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