Selective excitation of surface-polariton Bloch waves for efficient transmission of light through a subwavelength hole array in a thin metal film
2007 (English)In: Physical Review B Condensed Matter, ISSN 0163-1829, E-ISSN 1095-3795, Vol. 76, no 3, 035427- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Electromagnetic (EM) field was found to be able to transmit efficiently through a subwavelength hole array in a metal thin film at specific resonant frequencies. By analyzing the near-field distributions of EM fields in the array system, as well as the corresponding Fourier spectra, we show that the surface-polariton (SP) Bloch waves focus the energy of the incident plane-wave EM field to the vicinity of the hole at resonances (through SP scattering provided by the periodic hole). Furthermore, the wave vectors of the SP waves that contribute to the focusing effect are quantized as functions of the geometric shape of the holes in such a way that the focusing effect of the EM energy into the hole is maximal. The transmission efficiency and bandwidth at resonances are found to partially depend on the number of SP modes which contribute to the focusing effect.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 76, no 3, 035427- p.
EXTRAORDINARY OPTICAL-TRANSMISSION; PHOTONIC CRYSTALS; PLASMONS
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7502DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.035427ISI: 000248500800147ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34547110550OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7502DiVA: diva2:12547
QC 201008252007-09-252007-09-252010-08-25Bibliographically approved