Enhanced transmission in microwave arrays of periodic sub-wavelength apertures

Alexander Schuchinsky, Dmitry Zelenchuk, A.M. Lerer

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In this paper we have conclusively proven that the "enhanced" optical transmission through a periodic array of sub-wavelength holes in metal films (Ebbessen's experiment) is the result of the array periodicity. This work has overturned the commonly accepted theory that the surface plasmons were responsible for the transmission enhancement. It was demonstrated that the reflectance, transmittance and frequency selectivity of the multilayered arrays can be efficiently modified by the aperture shapes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S102-S109
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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