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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2000
  • pp: 595–597

Surface-plasmon-assisted resonant tunneling of light through a periodically corrugated thin metal film

Ivan Avrutsky, Yang Zhao, and Vladimir Kochergin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 9, pp. 595-597 (2000)

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We present experimental results and a numerical model confirming that surface plasmons can resonantly enhance light transmission through a corrugated metal film. A new interpretation in terms of plasmon-assisted light tunneling is given to recent experiments on light penetration through periodic subwavelength holes in a thin metal film. We designed a narrow-band filter suitable for applications in optical communication by optimizing the film and the grating parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

Ivan Avrutsky, Yang Zhao, and Vladimir Kochergin, "Surface-plasmon-assisted resonant tunneling of light through a periodically corrugated thin metal film," Opt. Lett. 25, 595-597 (2000)

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