Abstract

We present an exhaustive exploration of the parameter space defining the optical properties of a bull’s eye structure, both experimentally and theoretically. By studying the resonance intensity variations associated with the different geometrical features, several parameters are seen to be interlinked and scale laws emerge. From the results it is possible to give a simple recipe to design a bull’s eye structure with optimal transmission properties.

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2009

2008

F. de León-Pérez, G. Brucoli, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Theory on the scattering of light and surface plasmon polaritons by arrays of holes and dimples in a metal film,” N. J. Phys. 10(10), 105017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

F. Przybilla, A. Degiron, C. Genet, T. W. Ebbesen, F. de Léon-Pérez, J. Bravo-Abad, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Efficiency and finite size effects in enhanced transmission through subwavelength apertures,” Opt. Express 16(13), 9571–9579 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Yu, R. Blanchard, J. Fan, T. Edamura, M. Yamanishi, H. Kan, and F. Capasso, “Small divergence edge-emitting semiconductor lasers with two-dimensional plasmonic collimators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(18), 181101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

N. Sedoglavich, J. C. Sharpe, R. Künnemeyer, and S. Rubanov, “Polarisation and wavelength selective transmission through nanohole structures with multiple grating geometry,” Opt. Express 16(8), 5832–5837 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Bonod, E. Popov, D. Gérard, J. Wenger, and H. Rigneault, “Field enhancement in a circular aperture surrounded by a single channel groove,” Opt. Express 16(3), 2276–2287 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Drezet, C. Genet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Miniature plasmonic wave plates,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(4), 043902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

W. Srituravanich, L. Pan, Y. Wang, C. Sun, D. B. Bogy, and X. Zhang, “Flying plasmonic lens in the near field for high-speed nanolithography,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 3(12), 733–737 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. W. Ebbesen, C. Genet, and S. I. Bozhevolnyi, “Surface-plasmon circuitry,” Phys. Today 61(5), 44–50 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

C. Genet and T. W. Ebbesen, “Light in tiny holes,” Nature 445(7123), 39–46 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Guo, G. Song, and L. Chen, “Plasmonic very-small-aperture lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(2), 021103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

O. T. A. Janssen, H. P. Urbach, and G. W. ’t Hooft, “Giant optical transmission of a subwavelength slit optimized using the magnetic field phase,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(4), 043902 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. D. Flammer, I. C. Schick, R. T. Collins, and R. E. Hollingsworth, “Interference and resonant cavity effects explain enhanced transmission through subwavelength apertures in thin metal films,” Opt. Express 15(13), 7984–7993 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006

F. Przybilla, A. Degiron, J.-Y. Laluet, C. Genet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Optical transmission in perforated noble and transition metal films,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(5), 458–463 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Shuford, M. A. Ratner, S. K. Gray, and G. C. Schatz, “Finite-difference time-domain studies of light transmission through nanohole structures,” Appl. Phys. B 84(1-2), 11–18 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. K. Chang, D. Z. Lin, C. S. Yeh, C. K. Lee, Y. C. Chang, M. W. Lin, J. T. Yeh, and J. M. Liu, “Similarities and differences for light-induced surface plasmons in one- and two-dimensional symmetrical metallic nanostructures,” Opt. Lett. 31(15), 2341–2343 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005

A. Agrawal, H. Cao, and A. Nahata, “Time-domain analysis of enhanced transmission through a single subwavelength aperture,” Opt. Express 13(9), 3535–3542 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Beruete, I. Campillo, J. S. Dolado, J. E. Rodriguez-Seco, E. Perea, F. Falcone, and M. Sorolla, ““Very Low-Profile “Bull’s Eye” Feeder Antenna,” IEEE Antennas Wirel. Propag. Lett. 4(1), 365–368 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Ishi, J. Fujikata, and K. Ohashi, “Large Optical Transmission through a Single Subwavelength Hole Associated with a Sharp-Apex Grating,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(4), L170–L172 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Popov, M. Nevière, A.-L. Fehrembach, and N. Bonod, “Optimization of plasmon excitation at structured apertures,” Appl. Opt. 44(29), 6141–6154 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. López-Tejeira, F. García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, F. J García-Vidal, and L Martín-Moreno, “Scattering of surface plasmons by one-dimensional periodic nanoindented surfaces,” Phys. Rev. B 72(16), 161405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Ishi, J. Fujikata, K. Makita, T. Baba, and K. Ohashi, “Si Nano-Photodiode with a Surface Plasmon Antenna,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(12), L364–L366 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Zayats, I. I. Smolyaninov, and A. A. Maradudin, “Nano-optics of surface plasmon polaritons,” Phys. Rep. 408(3-4), 131–314 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

A. Degiron and T. W. Ebbesen, “Analysis of the transmission process through single apertures surrounded by periodic corrugations,” Opt. Express 12(16), 3694–3700 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Degiron, H. J. Lezec, N. Yamamoto, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Optical transmission properties of a single subwavelength aperture in a real metal,” Opt. Commun. 239(1-3), 61–66 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Multiple paths to enhance optical transmission through a single subwavelength slit,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(21), 213901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Shimada, J. Hashijume, and F. Koyama, “Surface plasmon resonance on microaperture vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with metal grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(5), 836–838 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. I. Baida, D. Van Labeke, and B. Guizal, “Enhanced confined light transmission by single subwavelength apertures in metallic films,” Appl. Opt. 42(34), 6811–6815 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Nahata, R. A. Linke, T. Ishi, and K. Ohashi, “Enhanced nonlinear optical conversion from a periodically nanostructured metal film,” Opt. Lett. 28(6), 423–425 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(16), 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L Martin-Moreno, H. J. Lezec, and T. W Ebbesen, “Focusing light with a single subwavelength aperture flanked by surface corrugations,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4500 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

T. Thio, H. J. Lezec, T. W. Ebbesen, K. M. Pellerin, G. D. Lewen, A. Nahata, and R. A. Linke, “Giant optical transmission of sub-wavelength apertures: physics and applications,” Nanotechnology 13(3), 429–432 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001

1998

J. A. Sanchez-Gil, “Surface defect scattering of surface plasmon polaritons: Mirrors and light emitters,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 73(24), 3509–3511 (1998).
[CrossRef]

’t Hooft, G. W.

O. T. A. Janssen, H. P. Urbach, and G. W. ’t Hooft, “Giant optical transmission of a subwavelength slit optimized using the magnetic field phase,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(4), 043902 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Agrawal, A.

Baba, T.

T. Ishi, J. Fujikata, K. Makita, T. Baba, and K. Ohashi, “Si Nano-Photodiode with a Surface Plasmon Antenna,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(12), L364–L366 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Baida, F. I.

Barnes, W. L.

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Beruete, M.

M. Beruete, I. Campillo, J. S. Dolado, J. E. Rodriguez-Seco, E. Perea, F. Falcone, and M. Sorolla, ““Very Low-Profile “Bull’s Eye” Feeder Antenna,” IEEE Antennas Wirel. Propag. Lett. 4(1), 365–368 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Blanchard, R.

N. Yu, R. Blanchard, J. Fan, T. Edamura, M. Yamanishi, H. Kan, and F. Capasso, “Small divergence edge-emitting semiconductor lasers with two-dimensional plasmonic collimators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(18), 181101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bogy, D. B.

W. Srituravanich, L. Pan, Y. Wang, C. Sun, D. B. Bogy, and X. Zhang, “Flying plasmonic lens in the near field for high-speed nanolithography,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 3(12), 733–737 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bonod, N.

Bozhevolnyi, S. I.

T. W. Ebbesen, C. Genet, and S. I. Bozhevolnyi, “Surface-plasmon circuitry,” Phys. Today 61(5), 44–50 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bravo-Abad, J.

Brucoli, G.

F. de León-Pérez, G. Brucoli, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Theory on the scattering of light and surface plasmon polaritons by arrays of holes and dimples in a metal film,” N. J. Phys. 10(10), 105017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Campillo, I.

M. Beruete, I. Campillo, J. S. Dolado, J. E. Rodriguez-Seco, E. Perea, F. Falcone, and M. Sorolla, ““Very Low-Profile “Bull’s Eye” Feeder Antenna,” IEEE Antennas Wirel. Propag. Lett. 4(1), 365–368 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Cao, H.

Capasso, F.

N. Yu, Q. J. Wang, C. Pflügl, L. Diehl, F. Capasso, T. Edamura, S. Furuta, M. Yamanishi, and H. Kan, “Semiconductor lasers with integrated plasmonic polarizers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(15), 151101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

N. Yu, R. Blanchard, J. Fan, T. Edamura, M. Yamanishi, H. Kan, and F. Capasso, “Small divergence edge-emitting semiconductor lasers with two-dimensional plasmonic collimators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(18), 181101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chang, C. K.

Chang, Y. C.

Chen, L.

B. Guo, G. Song, and L. Chen, “Plasmonic very-small-aperture lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(2), 021103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Collins, R. T.

Cui, Y.

de León-Pérez, F.

F. de León-Pérez, G. Brucoli, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Theory on the scattering of light and surface plasmon polaritons by arrays of holes and dimples in a metal film,” N. J. Phys. 10(10), 105017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

de Léon-Pérez, F.

Degiron, A.

F. Przybilla, A. Degiron, C. Genet, T. W. Ebbesen, F. de Léon-Pérez, J. Bravo-Abad, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Efficiency and finite size effects in enhanced transmission through subwavelength apertures,” Opt. Express 16(13), 9571–9579 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Przybilla, A. Degiron, J.-Y. Laluet, C. Genet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Optical transmission in perforated noble and transition metal films,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(5), 458–463 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Degiron, H. J. Lezec, N. Yamamoto, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Optical transmission properties of a single subwavelength aperture in a real metal,” Opt. Commun. 239(1-3), 61–66 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Degiron and T. W. Ebbesen, “Analysis of the transmission process through single apertures surrounded by periodic corrugations,” Opt. Express 12(16), 3694–3700 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(16), 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dereux, A.

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Devaux, E.

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Diehl, L.

N. Yu, Q. J. Wang, C. Pflügl, L. Diehl, F. Capasso, T. Edamura, S. Furuta, M. Yamanishi, and H. Kan, “Semiconductor lasers with integrated plasmonic polarizers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(15), 151101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Dolado, J. S.

M. Beruete, I. Campillo, J. S. Dolado, J. E. Rodriguez-Seco, E. Perea, F. Falcone, and M. Sorolla, ““Very Low-Profile “Bull’s Eye” Feeder Antenna,” IEEE Antennas Wirel. Propag. Lett. 4(1), 365–368 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Drezet, A.

A. Drezet, C. Genet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Miniature plasmonic wave plates,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(4), 043902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ebbesen, T. W

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L Martin-Moreno, H. J. Lezec, and T. W Ebbesen, “Focusing light with a single subwavelength aperture flanked by surface corrugations,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4500 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ebbesen, T. W.

T. W. Ebbesen, C. Genet, and S. I. Bozhevolnyi, “Surface-plasmon circuitry,” Phys. Today 61(5), 44–50 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Drezet, C. Genet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Miniature plasmonic wave plates,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(4), 043902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Laux, C. Genet, T. Skauli, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Plasmonic photon sorters for spectral and polarimetric imaging,” Nat. Photonics 2, 161–164 (2008).
[CrossRef]

F. Przybilla, A. Degiron, C. Genet, T. W. Ebbesen, F. de Léon-Pérez, J. Bravo-Abad, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Efficiency and finite size effects in enhanced transmission through subwavelength apertures,” Opt. Express 16(13), 9571–9579 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Genet and T. W. Ebbesen, “Light in tiny holes,” Nature 445(7123), 39–46 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Appl. Phys. B

K. L. Shuford, M. A. Ratner, S. K. Gray, and G. C. Schatz, “Finite-difference time-domain studies of light transmission through nanohole structures,” Appl. Phys. B 84(1-2), 11–18 (2006).
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Appl. Phys. Lett.

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S. Shimada, J. Hashijume, and F. Koyama, “Surface plasmon resonance on microaperture vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with metal grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(5), 836–838 (2003).
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B. Guo, G. Song, and L. Chen, “Plasmonic very-small-aperture lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(2), 021103 (2007).
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N. Yu, R. Blanchard, J. Fan, T. Edamura, M. Yamanishi, H. Kan, and F. Capasso, “Small divergence edge-emitting semiconductor lasers with two-dimensional plasmonic collimators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(18), 181101 (2008).
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N. Yu, Q. J. Wang, C. Pflügl, L. Diehl, F. Capasso, T. Edamura, S. Furuta, M. Yamanishi, and H. Kan, “Semiconductor lasers with integrated plasmonic polarizers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(15), 151101 (2009).
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F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L Martin-Moreno, H. J. Lezec, and T. W Ebbesen, “Focusing light with a single subwavelength aperture flanked by surface corrugations,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4500 (2003).
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IEEE Antennas Wirel. Propag. Lett.

M. Beruete, I. Campillo, J. S. Dolado, J. E. Rodriguez-Seco, E. Perea, F. Falcone, and M. Sorolla, ““Very Low-Profile “Bull’s Eye” Feeder Antenna,” IEEE Antennas Wirel. Propag. Lett. 4(1), 365–368 (2005).
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J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt.

F. Przybilla, A. Degiron, J.-Y. Laluet, C. Genet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Optical transmission in perforated noble and transition metal films,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(5), 458–463 (2006).
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Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.

T. Ishi, J. Fujikata, and K. Ohashi, “Large Optical Transmission through a Single Subwavelength Hole Associated with a Sharp-Apex Grating,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(4), L170–L172 (2005).
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T. Ishi, J. Fujikata, K. Makita, T. Baba, and K. Ohashi, “Si Nano-Photodiode with a Surface Plasmon Antenna,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(12), L364–L366 (2005).
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N. J. Phys.

F. de León-Pérez, G. Brucoli, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Theory on the scattering of light and surface plasmon polaritons by arrays of holes and dimples in a metal film,” N. J. Phys. 10(10), 105017 (2008).
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Nanotechnology

T. Thio, H. J. Lezec, T. W. Ebbesen, K. M. Pellerin, G. D. Lewen, A. Nahata, and R. A. Linke, “Giant optical transmission of sub-wavelength apertures: physics and applications,” Nanotechnology 13(3), 429–432 (2002).
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Nat. Nanotechnol.

W. Srituravanich, L. Pan, Y. Wang, C. Sun, D. B. Bogy, and X. Zhang, “Flying plasmonic lens in the near field for high-speed nanolithography,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 3(12), 733–737 (2008).
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Nat. Photonics

E. Laux, C. Genet, T. Skauli, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Plasmonic photon sorters for spectral and polarimetric imaging,” Nat. Photonics 2, 161–164 (2008).
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Nature

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
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C. Genet and T. W. Ebbesen, “Light in tiny holes,” Nature 445(7123), 39–46 (2007).
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Opt. Commun.

A. Degiron, H. J. Lezec, N. Yamamoto, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Optical transmission properties of a single subwavelength aperture in a real metal,” Opt. Commun. 239(1-3), 61–66 (2004).
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Opt. Express

F. Przybilla, A. Degiron, C. Genet, T. W. Ebbesen, F. de Léon-Pérez, J. Bravo-Abad, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Efficiency and finite size effects in enhanced transmission through subwavelength apertures,” Opt. Express 16(13), 9571–9579 (2008).
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N. Bonod, E. Popov, D. Gérard, J. Wenger, and H. Rigneault, “Field enhancement in a circular aperture surrounded by a single channel groove,” Opt. Express 16(3), 2276–2287 (2008).
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M. Kuttge, F. J. García de Abajo, and A. Polman, “How grooves reflect and confine surfaceplasmon polaritons,” Opt. Express 17(12), 10385–10392 (2009).
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P. D. Flammer, I. C. Schick, R. T. Collins, and R. E. Hollingsworth, “Interference and resonant cavity effects explain enhanced transmission through subwavelength apertures in thin metal films,” Opt. Express 15(13), 7984–7993 (2007).
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N. Sedoglavich, J. C. Sharpe, R. Künnemeyer, and S. Rubanov, “Polarisation and wavelength selective transmission through nanohole structures with multiple grating geometry,” Opt. Express 16(8), 5832–5837 (2008).
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A. Agrawal, H. Cao, and A. Nahata, “Time-domain analysis of enhanced transmission through a single subwavelength aperture,” Opt. Express 13(9), 3535–3542 (2005).
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A. Degiron and T. W. Ebbesen, “Analysis of the transmission process through single apertures surrounded by periodic corrugations,” Opt. Express 12(16), 3694–3700 (2004).
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Y. Cui and S. He, “A theoretical re-examination of giant transmission of light through a metallic nano-slit surrounded with periodic grooves,” Opt. Express 17(16), 13995–14000 (2009).
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Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rep.

A. V. Zayats, I. I. Smolyaninov, and A. A. Maradudin, “Nano-optics of surface plasmon polaritons,” Phys. Rep. 408(3-4), 131–314 (2005).
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Phys. Rev. B

F. López-Tejeira, F. García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, F. J García-Vidal, and L Martín-Moreno, “Scattering of surface plasmons by one-dimensional periodic nanoindented surfaces,” Phys. Rev. B 72(16), 161405 (2005).
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Phys. Rev. Lett.

F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Multiple paths to enhance optical transmission through a single subwavelength slit,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(21), 213901 (2003).
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O. T. A. Janssen, H. P. Urbach, and G. W. ’t Hooft, “Giant optical transmission of a subwavelength slit optimized using the magnetic field phase,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(4), 043902 (2007).
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L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(16), 167401 (2003).
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A. Drezet, C. Genet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Miniature plasmonic wave plates,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(4), 043902 (2008).
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Phys. Today

T. W. Ebbesen, C. Genet, and S. I. Bozhevolnyi, “Surface-plasmon circuitry,” Phys. Today 61(5), 44–50 (2008).
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Science

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) SEM image of a bull’s eye structure. (b) Schematic representation of the structure under study. It consists of a metal film of thickness t deposited on a glass substrate. The film is structured by n circular grooves of width w, depth s, separated by a period p. A single hole of diameter d is milled through the film at a distance a from the center of the first groove.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Effect of the hole diameter on the transmission of a bull’s eye (n = 7, s = 90nm, w = 220nm, t = 280nm). (a) Relative transmission intensities versus the ratio of hole diameter d and groove periodicity p for the three series periods (the transmissions have been normalized to the hole area). (b) Theoretical simulations for same systems as in (a). (c) Relative transmission spectra of a bull’s eye at three different periods (p = 580nm, 660nm, 760nm) d = p/2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Relative transmission intensities as a function of the number of grooves for three different periods (p = 500nm, 600nm, 700nm with d = 250nm, s = 90nm, w = 220nm, t = 280nm).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Relative transmission intensities as a function of the ratio w/p for a series of three periods (p = 500nm, 600nm and 700nm with s = 90nm, d = 250nm, n = 8).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Effect of shape ratio of the groove s/w on the transmission (a = 600nm, d = 230nm, p = 600nm, n = 7, t = 280nm). (b) Theoretical simulations for the same system than (a).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Effect of the number of corrugations for different values of s and w. (a) Relative transmission intensities as a function of the number of grooves for a series of three groove depths (s = 40nm, 80nm, 120nm with p = 600 nm, w = 220nm). (b) Relative transmission intensities as a function of the number of grooves for a series of three groove widths (w = 125nm, 220nm, 350nm with p = 600 nm, s = 80nm).

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Effect of distance a on the transmission (p = 600nm, w = 220nm, s = 80nmn, n = 6). (a) Experimental data: the distance a is varied. (b) Theoretical simulations for the same system than (a).

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