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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 655–657

High-transmission hybrid-effect-assisted nanoaperture

Yu-Chieh Chen, Jen-Yu Fang, Chung-Hao Tien, and Han-Ping D. Shieh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 655-657 (2006)

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We present a C-aperture encircled by a groove that makes possible the hybrid effect of coupling surface plasmon resonance to propagating waves. Compared to a single C aperture, the groove-encircled aperture can increase transmission by a factor of 2.45 in the near field and by a factor of 1.88 in the far field, showing good agreement with our theoretical calculation.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

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Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: July 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2005

Yu-Chieh Chen, Jen-Yu Fang, Chung-Hao Tien, and Han-Ping D. Shieh, "High-transmission hybrid-effect-assisted nanoaperture," Opt. Lett. 31, 655-657 (2006)

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