Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 135, October 2006
Page(s) 355 - 356
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:2006135117
Publié en ligne 23 novembre 2006
Neuvième colloque sur les lasers et l'optique quantique
C. Chardonnet et G. Millot
J. Phys. IV France 135 (2006) 355-356

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006135117

Enhanced optical transmission through arrays of subwavelength apertures in noble and transition metals

A. Degiron, F. Przybilla, J.-Y. Laluet, C. Genet and T. Ebbesen

Laboratoire des Nanostructures, ISIS, UMR 7006, Université Louis Pasteur/CNRS, 8 allée Gaspard Monge, BP. 70028, 67083 Strasbourg, France
    e-mail: przybilla@isis-ulp.org


(Published online 23 November 2006)

Abstract
Arrays of subwavelength holes in metal film show enhanced transmission when compared to what is expected from classical diffraction. It appears that this phenomenon is crucially related to surface plasmon polaritons. By their nature, surface plasmon polaritons are particularly sensitive to the optical properties of the metal film. In this work we relate in the optical regime these properties on the enhanced transmission.



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