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Microwave transmission through a single subwavelength annular aperture in a metal plate
Lockyear, Matthew J.
Hibbins, Alastair P.
Sambles, J. Roy
Lawrence, Christopher R.
University of Exeter; QinetiQ Limited, Farnborough
Physical Review Letters
American Physical Society
The resonant transmission of a small annular aperture, with a diameter much smaller than the radiation wavelength, in a thin metal plate is studied at microwave frequencies. It transpires that such an annular aperture supports several resonant guided modes, including those that are not quantized in the azimuthal direction. Such modes have resonant frequencies that are largely independent of the diameter of the annular aperture, thus being supported by annular apertures that tend to zero radius. The transmittance of such a structure at microwave frequencies is detailed and compared with the predictions of a finite element method model.
Matthew J. Lockyear, Alastair P. Hibbins, J. Roy Sambles, and Christopher R. Lawrence. Physical Review Letters, Vol. 94, article 193902 (2005). "Copyright © 2005 by the American Physical Society."
94 (19), article 193902