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  • Angle-independent microwave absorption by ultrathin microcavity arrays 

    Brown, James R.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Lockyear, Matthew J.; Lawrence, Christopher R.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Institute of Physics, 2008)
    The resonant absorption of microwave radiation by thin, two-dimensional microcavity arrays has been studied. Resonant modes associated with these structures, formed from copper-clad FR4 laminates, exhibit both an azimuthal ...
  • Babinet’s principle and the band structure of surface waves on patterned metal arrays 

    Edmunds, James D.; Taylor, Melita C.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Youngs, I.J. (American Institute of Physics, 2010)
    The microwave response of an array of square metal patches and its complementary structure, an array of square holes, has been experimentally studied. The resonant phenomena, which yield either enhanced transmission or ...
  • Coupled surface-plasmon-like modes between metamaterial 

    Hibbins, Alastair P.; Lockyear, Matthew J.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2007)
    Perfectly conducting metals may be structured with holes to make metamaterials that support surface-plasmon-like modes at microwave frequencies. Results are presented for Fabry-Pérot-like standing wave resonances formed ...
  • The coupling of microwave radiation to surface plasmon polaritons and guided modes via dielectric gratings 

    Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Institute of Physics, 2000)
    It is shown that an absorbing dielectric layer, sinusoidally modulated in height, on top of a planar metal substrate, may be used to provide coupling between both s- and p-polarized incident microwave photons and surface ...
  • Excitation of remarkably nondispersive surface plasmons on a nondiffracting, dual-pitch metal grating 

    Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Institute of Physics, 2002)
    A nondiffracting metallic lamellar grating formed from three equally spaced grooves per repeat period, with one being slightly shallower than the other two is examined at microwave frequencies. When filled with a slightly ...
  • Finite conductance governs the resonance transmission of thin metal slits at microwave frequencies 

    Suckling, James R.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Lockyear, Matthew J.; Preist, T. W.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Physical Society, 2004)
    Fabry-Perot–like resonant transmission of microwave radiation through a single subwavelength slit in a thick aluminum plate is quantified for a range of slit widths. Surprisingly, and in contrast to previous studies [e.g., ...
  • Grating-coupled surface plasmons at microwave frequencies 

    Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Institute of Physics, 1999)
    This work presents a detailed investigation of electromagnetic coupling to the surface plasmon-polariton (SPP) at microwave frequencies. We have recorded the wavelength-dependent reflectivity from a metallic sinusoidal ...
  • Gratingless enhanced microwave transmission through a subwavelength aperture in a thick metal plate 

    Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Institute of Physics, 2002)
    Remarkably enhanced transmission of microwave radiation through a single subwavelength slit in a thick metallic substrate surrounded by just a pair of parallel deep and narrow grooves is recorded. By also patterning the ...
  • Importance of diffraction in determining the dispersion of designer surface plasmons 

    Hendry, Euan; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2008)
    By employing a modified modal matching approach, we obtain explicit analytical expressions relating frequency to in-plane wave vector for the surface electromagnetic mode confined at the interface between vacuum and a ...
  • Light circulation and weaving in periodically patterned structures 

    Crouse, David; Jaquay, Eric; Maikal, Abdur; Hibbins, Alastair P. (American Physical Society, 2008)
    The circulation and weaving of light in one-dimensionally periodic structures as a result of the excitation of phase resonances are described. It is shown that phase resonances occur for s-polarized incident light with ...
  • Low angular-dispersion microwave absorption of a dual-pitch nondiffracting metal bigrating 

    Lockyear, Matthew J.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Institute of Physics, 2003)
    The surface plasmon modes supported by a nondiffracting 90° bigrating consisting of three grooves per repeat period with one slightly shallower than the other two are characterized by studying the reflectivity from the ...
  • Low angular-dispersion microwave absorption of a metal dual-period nondiffracting hexagonal grating 

    Lockyear, Matthew J.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Institute of Physics, 2005)
    The microwave (11.3<λ0<16.7 mm) reflectivity response of a nondiffracting dual-period hexagonal grating is explored. In three directions at 60° to each other, the aluminum grating has a repeat period of 7.2 mm in which ...
  • Microwave surface-plasmon-like modes on thin metamaterials 

    Lockyear, Matthew J.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2009)
    It has recently been shown that the structured surface of a perfect conductor can support surface-plasmon-like modes [Pendry et al., Science 305, 847 (2004)]. Such structures have a thickness of at least the order of the ...
  • Microwave transmission of a compound metal grating 

    Hibbins, Alastair P.; Hooper, Ian R.; Lockyear, Matthew J.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2006)
    An array of subwavelength slits in a metallic substrate supports a series of Fabry-Perot-like resonances, where each harmonic results in a transmission peak. Addition of extra slits per period yields a compound grating ...
  • Microwave transmission through a single subwavelength annular aperture in a metal plate 

    Lockyear, Matthew J.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Physical Society, 2005)
    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 ...
  • Microwave transmissivity of a metamaterial–dielectric stack 

    Butler, Celia A.M.; Parsons, James; Sambles, J. Roy; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Hobson, Peter A. (American Institute of Physics, 2009)
    A metamaterial layer comprising of a conducting square mesh surrounding subwavelength holes has a largely pure imaginary effective refractive index. We explore the microwave transmissivity of a stack of such metamaterial ...
  • Microwaves: thin metal slits and liquid crystals 

    Sambles, J. Roy; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Kelly, Robert J.; Suckling, James R.; Yang, Fuzi (SPIE, 2004)
    Using liquid crystals to control the propagation of microwaves is a potentially interesting technology. By incorporating small amounts of liquid crystal in thin slat metal structures through which the microwaves may ...
  • One-way diffraction grating 

    Lockyear, Matthew J.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; White, Kevin R.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2006)
    Diffraction gratings are elementary tools for much of optics and spectroscopy. Here, at microwave frequencies, we provide a new perspective on these fundamental structures. A transmission diffraction grating is presented ...
  • Optical Control over Surface-Plasmon-Polariton-Assisted THz Transmission through a Slit Aperture 

    Hendry, Euan; Garcia-Vidal, F. J.; Martin-Moreno, L.; Gómez Rivas, J.; Bonn, Mischa; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Lockyear, Matthew J. (American Physical Society, 2008)
    We demonstrate optical control over the transmission of terahertz (THz) radiation through a single subwavelength slit in an otherwise opaque silicon wafer. The addition of periodic corrugation on each side of the wafer ...
  • Phase resonances on metal gratings of identical, equally spaced alternately tapered slits 

    Rance, Helen J.; Hamilton, Oliver K.; Sambles, J. Roy; Hibbins, Alastair P. (American Institute of Physics, 2009)
    Phase resonances are observed in the microwave response of metal transmission gratings comprised of identical but alternately orientated tapered slits. Despite each slit having identical dimensions, and being equally spaced ...