Abstract

We present experimental results and a numerical model confirming that surface plasmons can resonantly enhance light transmission through a corrugated metal film. A new interpretation in terms of plasmon-assisted light tunneling is given to recent experiments on light penetration through periodic subwavelength holes in a thin metal film. We designed a narrow-band filter suitable for applications in optical communication by optimizing the film and the grating parameters.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Wang, S. S.

Wolff, P. A.

T. Thio, H. F. Ghaemi, H. J. Lezec, P. A. Wolff, and T. W. Ebbesen, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1743 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. Homola, S. S. Yee, and G. Gauglitz, Sensors Actuators B 54, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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J. Mod. Opt. (1)

I. A. Avrutsky, A. S. Svakhin, and V. A. Sychugov, J. Mod. Opt. 36, 1303 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (2)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Nature (1)

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, Nature 391, 667 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Philos. Mag. (1)

R. W. Wood, Philos. Mag. 4, 396 (1902).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. (1)

H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, D. E. Grupp, T. W. Ebbesen, and H. J. Lezec, Phys. Rev. 58, 6779 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Sensors Actuators B (1)

J. Homola, S. S. Yee, and G. Gauglitz, Sensors Actuators B 54, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

E. D. Palik, ed., Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids (Academic, Orlando, Fla., 1985).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Simulated transmission spectra of a Ag film with Δφ=π gratings (holelike structure, right-hand inset) for nonsymmetric (solid curve) and symmetric (dashed curve) claddings structures. The left-hand inset shows the simulated structure.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Simulated transmission spectra through a Ag film of uniform thickness Δφ=0,σ1=σ2 with symmetric claddings. Inset, cross section of the grating.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Simulated transmission spectra of a narrow-band filter based on SPARTL.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured angular transmission spectrum of the resist–Au–resist grating structure.

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αSP=4πλ Immdm+d1/2,

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