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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2004
  • pp: 896–898

Terahertz transmission properties of thin, subwavelength metallic hole arrays

Dongxia Qu, D. Grischkowsky, and Weili Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 8, pp. 896-898 (2004)

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We present experimental results of the transmission magnitude and phase change of terahertz pulses through thin metallic films patterned with subwavelength hole arrays on silicon wafers. Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy measurements reveal a sharp phase peak centered on the surface plasmon resonance. Correspondingly, and consistent with the Kramers–Kronig relations, the measured transmission magnitude has the shape of the derivative of this peak. In addition, we determine that the aperture shape has a notable effect on the transmission properties of two-dimensional hole arrays.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

Dongxia Qu, D. Grischkowsky, and Weili Zhang, "Terahertz transmission properties of thin, subwavelength metallic hole arrays," Opt. Lett. 29, 896-898 (2004)

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