Abstract

We report surface-plasmon-polariton-induced suppressed transmission through two-dimensional arrays of isolated metal disks with a thickness comparable to optical skin depth of the metal. A transmittance dip of 17.5dB is achieved at the resonant wavelength of 1524nm, compared to 12dB for closed film. Coupling the light into the surface-plasmon polariton results in enhanced absorption, which is potentially interesting in solar cell applications.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Z. Sun, X. Zuo, and Q. Lin, Plasmonics 5, 13 (2009).
[Crossref]

I. S. Spevak, A. Y. Nikitin, E. V. Bezuglyi, A. Levchenko, and A. V. Kats, Phys. Rev. B 79, 161406 (2009).
[Crossref]

J. Braun, B. Gompf, G. Kobiela, and M. Dressel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 203901 (2009).
[Crossref]

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S. Xiao and M. Qiu, J. Opt. A 9, 348 (2007).
[Crossref]

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F. J. García de Abajo and J. J. Sáenz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 233901 (2005).
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J. A. Porto, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and P. B. Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2845 (1999).
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F. Yang, J. R. Sambles, and G. W. Bradberry, Phys. Rev. B 44, 5855 (1991).
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I. S. Spevak, A. Y. Nikitin, E. V. Bezuglyi, A. Levchenko, and A. V. Kats, Phys. Rev. B 79, 161406 (2009).
[Crossref]

Bradberry, G. W.

F. Yang, J. R. Sambles, and G. W. Bradberry, Phys. Rev. B 44, 5855 (1991).
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J. Braun, B. Gompf, G. Kobiela, and M. Dressel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 203901 (2009).
[Crossref]

Christy, R. W.

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370 (1972).
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J. Braun, B. Gompf, G. Kobiela, and M. Dressel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 203901 (2009).
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T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, Nature 391, 667 (1998).
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U. Fano, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 213 (1941).
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F. J. García de Abajo and J. J. Sáenz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 233901 (2005).
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J. A. Porto, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and P. B. Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2845 (1999).
[Crossref]

Ghaemi, H. F.

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

Gompf, B.

J. Braun, B. Gompf, G. Kobiela, and M. Dressel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 203901 (2009).
[Crossref]

Hessle, A.

Jeppesen, C.

S. Xiao, J. Zhang, L. Peng, C. Jeppesen, R. Malureanu, A. Kristensen, and N. A. Mortensen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 071116 (2010).
[Crossref]

Johnson, P. B.

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370 (1972).
[Crossref]

Kats, A. V.

I. S. Spevak, A. Y. Nikitin, E. V. Bezuglyi, A. Levchenko, and A. V. Kats, Phys. Rev. B 79, 161406 (2009).
[Crossref]

Kobiela, G.

J. Braun, B. Gompf, G. Kobiela, and M. Dressel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 203901 (2009).
[Crossref]

Kristensen, A.

S. Xiao, J. Zhang, L. Peng, C. Jeppesen, R. Malureanu, A. Kristensen, and N. A. Mortensen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 071116 (2010).
[Crossref]

Levchenko, A.

I. S. Spevak, A. Y. Nikitin, E. V. Bezuglyi, A. Levchenko, and A. V. Kats, Phys. Rev. B 79, 161406 (2009).
[Crossref]

Lezec, H. J.

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

Lin, Q.

Z. Sun, X. Zuo, and Q. Lin, Plasmonics 5, 13 (2009).
[Crossref]

Malureanu, R.

S. Xiao, J. Zhang, L. Peng, C. Jeppesen, R. Malureanu, A. Kristensen, and N. A. Mortensen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 071116 (2010).
[Crossref]

Mortensen, N. A.

S. Xiao, J. Zhang, L. Peng, C. Jeppesen, R. Malureanu, A. Kristensen, and N. A. Mortensen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 071116 (2010).
[Crossref]

S. Xiao, L. Peng, and N. A. Mortensen, Opt. Express 18, 6040 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Nikitin, A. Y.

I. S. Spevak, A. Y. Nikitin, E. V. Bezuglyi, A. Levchenko, and A. V. Kats, Phys. Rev. B 79, 161406 (2009).
[Crossref]

Oliner, A. A.

Pendry, P. B.

J. A. Porto, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and P. B. Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2845 (1999).
[Crossref]

Peng, L.

S. Xiao, J. Zhang, L. Peng, C. Jeppesen, R. Malureanu, A. Kristensen, and N. A. Mortensen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 071116 (2010).
[Crossref]

S. Xiao, L. Peng, and N. A. Mortensen, Opt. Express 18, 6040 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Porto, J. A.

J. A. Porto, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and P. B. Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2845 (1999).
[Crossref]

Qiu, M.

S. Xiao and M. Qiu, J. Opt. A 9, 348 (2007).
[Crossref]

Raeher, H.

H. Raeher, Surface Plasmons on Smooth and Rough Surfaces and on Gratings (Springer, 1988).

Rayleigh, L. O. M.

L. O. M. Rayleigh, Philos. Mag. 6, 60 (1907).

Sáenz, J. J.

F. J. García de Abajo and J. J. Sáenz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 233901 (2005).
[Crossref]

Sambles, J. R.

F. Yang, J. R. Sambles, and G. W. Bradberry, Phys. Rev. B 44, 5855 (1991).
[Crossref]

Spevak, I. S.

I. S. Spevak, A. Y. Nikitin, E. V. Bezuglyi, A. Levchenko, and A. V. Kats, Phys. Rev. B 79, 161406 (2009).
[Crossref]

Sun, Z.

Z. Sun, X. Zuo, and Q. Lin, Plasmonics 5, 13 (2009).
[Crossref]

Thio, T.

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

Wolff, P. A.

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

Wood, R. W.

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

Xiao, S.

S. Xiao, J. Zhang, L. Peng, C. Jeppesen, R. Malureanu, A. Kristensen, and N. A. Mortensen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 071116 (2010).
[Crossref]

S. Xiao, L. Peng, and N. A. Mortensen, Opt. Express 18, 6040 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Xiao and M. Qiu, J. Opt. A 9, 348 (2007).
[Crossref]

Yang, F.

F. Yang, J. R. Sambles, and G. W. Bradberry, Phys. Rev. B 44, 5855 (1991).
[Crossref]

Zhang, J.

S. Xiao, J. Zhang, L. Peng, C. Jeppesen, R. Malureanu, A. Kristensen, and N. A. Mortensen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 071116 (2010).
[Crossref]

Zuo, X.

Z. Sun, X. Zuo, and Q. Lin, Plasmonics 5, 13 (2009).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. Xiao, J. Zhang, L. Peng, C. Jeppesen, R. Malureanu, A. Kristensen, and N. A. Mortensen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 071116 (2010).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. A (1)

S. Xiao and M. Qiu, J. Opt. A 9, 348 (2007).
[Crossref]

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

U. Fano, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 213 (1941).
[Crossref]

Nature (1)

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

Opt. Express (1)

Philos. Mag. (2)

L. O. M. Rayleigh, Philos. Mag. 6, 60 (1907).

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

Phys. Rev. B (3)

I. S. Spevak, A. Y. Nikitin, E. V. Bezuglyi, A. Levchenko, and A. V. Kats, Phys. Rev. B 79, 161406 (2009).
[Crossref]

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370 (1972).
[Crossref]

F. Yang, J. R. Sambles, and G. W. Bradberry, Phys. Rev. B 44, 5855 (1991).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

F. J. García de Abajo and J. J. Sáenz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 233901 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. A. Porto, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and P. B. Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2845 (1999).
[Crossref]

J. Braun, B. Gompf, G. Kobiela, and M. Dressel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 203901 (2009).
[Crossref]

Plasmonics (1)

Z. Sun, X. Zuo, and Q. Lin, Plasmonics 5, 13 (2009).
[Crossref]

Other (2)

H. Raeher, Surface Plasmons on Smooth and Rough Surfaces and on Gratings (Springer, 1988).

CST Microwave Studio, CST GmbH, Germany.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic illustration of a two- dimensional periodic array of metal disks on a quartz wafer, where the thickness, radius of the disks, and period are denoted by t, r, and p, respectively. Axis shows the propagation direction and polarization of the incident plane wave. (b) Scanning electron microscope image of the structure, where t = 15 nm , r = 262.5 nm , and p = 700 nm .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Free-space measurement setup. (b) Measured transmittance spectra for periodic arrays of metal disks (shown by the solid curves) when tuning the structure parameters. As a reference, the dashed curve shows the transmittance spectrum through a metal film with the same thickness as the disks.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured (solid curve) and simulated (dashed curve) transmittance spectra for the case of t = 15 nm , r = 285 nm , and p = 700 nm . (b) Simulated transmittance spectra as a function of the period p. (c) Simulated transmittance spectra as a function of the thickness t.

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tanh ( α m t ) = ε m α m ( ε d 1 α d 2 + ε d 2 α d 1 ) ε d 1 ε d 2 α m 2 + ε m 2 α d 1 α d 2 .

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