Optical resonances on sub-wavelength silver lamellar gratings

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Optical resonances on sub-wavelength silver lamellar gratings

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dc.contributor.author Gadsdon, Martyn Richard en_GB
dc.contributor.author Hooper, Ian R. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Sambles, J. Roy en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-06T16:03:43Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:54:56Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T13:01:07Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_GB
dc.description.abstract The optical response of sub-wavelength silver lamellar gratings has been theoretically investigated. Two distinct types of resonance have been predicted for incident radiation with E-field perpendicular to the long axis of the wires. The first resonance has been identified as a cavity mode resonance that is associated with transmission enhancement. The second resonance has been identified as an entirely new horizontal plasmon resonance on the incident (and transmission) surfaces of the wires of the grating. Normal surface plasmon modes are investigated on discontinuous gratings, and their relation to those found on continuous gratings is highlighted by focusing on the perturbation effect of the discontinuities. It is shown that the new horizontal plasmon mode is in no way related to the well known diffractively coupled surface plasmon, and is shown to have a particle plasmon-like nature. It is therefore termed a horizontal particle plasmon, and may be either an uncoupled horizontal particle plasmon resonance (a 1-dimensional particle plasmon) or a coupled horizontal particle plasmon resonance (a 2-dimensional particle plasmon) depending on the height of the grating. It is shown that this resonance may result in a reflection efficiency that is very high, even when the grating would be optically thin if it were a homogeneous film, therefore, it behaves as an inverse wire grid polariser as it reflects more TM than TE incident radiation. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 16 (26), pp. 22003-22028 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1364/OE.16.022003 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/52695 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Optical Society of America en_GB
dc.relation.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.022003 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-26-22003 en_GB
dc.title Optical resonances on sub-wavelength silver lamellar gratings en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-03-06T16:03:43Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:54:56Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T13:01:07Z
dc.identifier.issn 1094-4087 en_GB
dc.description Copyright © 2008 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-26-22003 Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law. en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Optics Express en_GB


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