Abstract

In this paper, we analyze light transmission through a single subwavelength slit surrounded by periodic grooves in layered films consisting of Au and dielectric material. A subwavelength grating is scanned numerically by the finite difference time domain method in two dimensions. The results show that the transmission field can be confined to a spot with subwavelength width in the far field and can be useful in the application of a high-resolution far-field scanning optical microscope.

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2006 (1)

Q. Gan, G. Song, G. Yang, "Near-field scanning optical microscopy with an active probe," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 121 111 (2006).

2005 (1)

L.-B. Yu, D.-Z. Lin, Y.-C. Chen, Y.-C. Chang, K.-T. Huang, J.-W. Liaw, J.-T. Yeh, J.-M. Liu, C.-S. Yeh, C.-K. Lee, "Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter 71, 041405 (2005).

2003 (2)

L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, T. W. Ebbesen, "Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 167 401 (2003).

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, T. W. Ebbesen, L. Martin-Moreno, "Multiple paths to enhance optical transmission through a single subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 213โ€‰901 (2003).

2002 (1)

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, F. Martin-Moreno, L. J. Garcia-Vidal, T. W. Ebbesen, "Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture," Science 297, 820 (2002).

2001 (1)

L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, K. M. Pellerin, T. Thio, J. B. Pendry, T. W. Ebbesen, "Theory of extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1114-1117 (2001).

1999 (1)

A. Partovi, D. Peale, M. Wuttig, C. A. Murray, G. Zydzik, L. Hopkins, K. Baldwin, W. S. Hobson, J. Wynn, J. Lopata, L. Dhar, R. Chichester, J. H.-J. Yeh, "High-power laser light source for near-field optics and its application to high-density optical data storage," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 1515-1517 (1999).

1998 (2)

H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, D. E. Grupp, T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, "Surface plasmon enhance optical transmission through subwavelength holes," Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter 58, 6779-6782 (1998).

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature 391, 667 (1998).

1991 (1)

E. Betzig, J. K. Trautman, T. D. Harris, J. S. Weiner, R. L. Kostelak, "Breaking the diffraction barrier: Optical microscopy on a nanometric scale," Science 251, 1468-1470 (1991).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

A. Partovi, D. Peale, M. Wuttig, C. A. Murray, G. Zydzik, L. Hopkins, K. Baldwin, W. S. Hobson, J. Wynn, J. Lopata, L. Dhar, R. Chichester, J. H.-J. Yeh, "High-power laser light source for near-field optics and its application to high-density optical data storage," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 1515-1517 (1999).

Q. Gan, G. Song, G. Yang, "Near-field scanning optical microscopy with an active probe," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 121 111 (2006).

Nature (1)

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature 391, 667 (1998).

Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter (2)

L.-B. Yu, D.-Z. Lin, Y.-C. Chen, Y.-C. Chang, K.-T. Huang, J.-W. Liaw, J.-T. Yeh, J.-M. Liu, C.-S. Yeh, C.-K. Lee, "Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter 71, 041405 (2005).

H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, D. E. Grupp, T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, "Surface plasmon enhance optical transmission through subwavelength holes," Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter 58, 6779-6782 (1998).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, K. M. Pellerin, T. Thio, J. B. Pendry, T. W. Ebbesen, "Theory of extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1114-1117 (2001).

L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, T. W. Ebbesen, "Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 167 401 (2003).

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, T. W. Ebbesen, L. Martin-Moreno, "Multiple paths to enhance optical transmission through a single subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 213โ€‰901 (2003).

Science (2)

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, F. Martin-Moreno, L. J. Garcia-Vidal, T. W. Ebbesen, "Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture," Science 297, 820 (2002).

E. Betzig, J. K. Trautman, T. D. Harris, J. S. Weiner, R. L. Kostelak, "Breaking the diffraction barrier: Optical microscopy on a nanometric scale," Science 251, 1468-1470 (1991).

Other (1)

Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids (Academic, 1985).

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