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  • Broad-band polarization conversion from a finite periodic structure in the microwave regime 

    Hallam, B. T.; Lawrence, Christopher R.; Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Institute of Physics, 2004)
    A reflection grating demonstrating extraordinarily broad-band polarization conversion in a nondiffractive regime has been studied at microwave frequencies. This single-element structure has been fabricated by electrolessly ...
  • Coupled surface plasmon polaritons on thin metal slabs corrugated on both surfaces 

    Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2004)
    A modelling study of the effect of coupled surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) on the optical response of a thin metal film corrugated on both surfaces is presented. Initially the case of conformally corrugated metal films ...
  • Detailed optical study of the transparent wing membranes of the dragonfly Aeshna cyanea 

    Hooper, Ian R.; Vukusic, Peter; Wootton, R. J. (Optical Society of America, 2006)
    The optical properties of transparent single membranes on the wings of the dragonfly Aeshna cyanea have been investigated. These membranes comprise one central thick cuticular layer covered dorsally and ventrally with ...
  • Differential ellipsometric surface plasmon resonance sensors with liquid crystal polarization modulators 

    Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Institute of Physics, 2004)
    Differential ellipsometric interrogation of surface plasmon (SP) resonances is a technique that gives ultrahigh sensitivity to refractive index changes, and it may provide the basis for chemical and biological sensors. In ...
  • Dispersion of surface plasmon polaritons on short-pitch metal gratings 

    Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2002)
    The dispersion of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) has been calculated for short-pitch metal gratings for various depths. For gratings with depths greater than their pitch very flat SPP bands are formed in the zero-order ...
  • Experimental method for reliably establishing the refractive index of buprestid beetle exocuticle 

    Noyes, Joseph Alexander; Vukusic, Peter; Hooper, Ian R. (Optical Society of America, 2007)
    In this study we apply an existing optical characterisation technique to establish reliably the complex refractive indices of layers comprising a natural multilayer reflector in the beetle Chrysochroa raja. Its reflector ...
  • Light emission through a corrugated metal film: The role of cross-coupled surface plasmon polaritons 

    Wedge, S.; Hooper, Ian R.; Sage, I.; Barnes, William L. (American Physical Society, 2004)
    We examine the phenomenon of light emission through a thin metal film that takes place via surface plasmon polaritons. Surface plasmon polariton cross coupling has recently been invoked to explain sharp features observed ...
  • Making Tunnel Barriers (Including Metals) Transparent 

    Hooper, Ian R.; Preist, T. W.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2006)
    The classical "brick wall," which may, according to quantum mechanics, leak via tunneling, is here shown to be completely transparent when appropriate impedance matching media are placed both in front of and behind 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 ...
  • Optical resonances on sub-wavelength silver lamellar gratings 

    Gadsdon, Martyn Richard; Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (Optical Society of America, 2008)
    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 ...
  • Photonic bandgaps for grating-coupled waveguide modes with a silver tunnel barrier 

    Chen, Z.; Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, 2007)
    The optical properties of a periodically modulated photoresist waveguide structure has been explored using the Kretschmann–Raether configuration with a thin silver tunnel barrier. A detailed experimental study of how ...
  • Sensing using differential surface plasmon ellipsometry 

    Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Institute of Physics, 2004)
    In this work a differential ellipsometric method utilizing surface plasmons (SPs) for monitoring refractive index changes, which could be used in chemical and biological sensors, is presented. The method is based upon ...
  • Some considerations on the transmissivity of thin metal films 

    Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (Optical Society of America, 2008)
    As interest in plasmonics grows the optical properties of thin metal films becomes increasingly significant. Here we explore the transmissivity of thin metal films at normal incidence, from the ultraviolet to microwaves, ...
  • Strongly coupled surface plasmons on thin shallow metallic gratings 

    Chen, Z.; Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2008)
    The optical response of a thin metallic film with shallow corrugations on both surfaces is explored and the structure is found to support a strongly coupled surface plasmon polariton when transverse magnetic radiation is ...
  • Surface plasmon polaritons on deep, narrow-ridged rectangular gratings 

    Gadsdon, Martyn Richard; Hooper, Ian R.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy (Optical Society of America, 2009)
    The dispersion diagrams of surface plasmon polaritons have been calculated for rectangular gratings, with very narrow wires, of varying depths. For gratings with a moderate height a family of vertical-standing-wave resonances ...
  • Surface plasmon polaritons on narrow-ridged short-pitch metal gratings 

    Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2002)
    The reflectivity of short pitch metal gratings consisting of a series of narrow Gaussian ridges in the classical mount has been modeled as a function of frequency and in-plane wave vector (the plane of incidence containing ...
  • Surface plasmon polaritons on thin-slab metal gratings 

    Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2003)
    In a recently published paper [U. Schröter and D. Heitmann, Phys. Rev. B 60, 4992 (1999)] an unexpected result occurred when light was incident upon a periodically corrugated thin metal film when the corrugations on the ...
  • The transverse magnetic reflectivity minimum of metals 

    Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy; Bassom, Andrew P. (Optical Society of America, 2008)
    Metal surfaces, which are generally regarded as excellent reflectors of electromagnetic radiation, may, at high angles of incidence, become strong absorbers for transverse magnetic radiation. This effect, often referred ...
  • Waveguide arrays as plasmonic metamaterials: transmission below cutoff 

    Hibbins, Alastair P.; Lockyear, Matthew J.; Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2006)
    Since the work of Ebbesen et al. [Nature (London) 391, 667 (1998)], there has been immense interest in the optical properties of subwavelength holes in metal layers. While the enhanced transmission observed is generally ...