CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN FISICA E INGENIERIA DEL CENTRO DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Enhanced transmission via evanescent-to-propagating conversion in metallic nanoslits: role of Rayleigh anomalies
D. SKIGIN; M. LESTER
JOURNAL OF OPTICS. A, PURE AND APPLIED OPTICS (PRINT)
IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2014 p. 45004 - 45004
We analyze the enhanced transmission phenomenon in subwavelength slit structures near a dielectric interface. In particular, we investigate the influence of Rayleigh anomalies in the spectral position as well as in the bandwidth of Fabry?Perot resonances excited on such structures. We consider the cases of propagating and evanescent incidence, i.e., when themetallic structure is illuminated from the dielectric medium side with an incidence angle larger than the critical angle. We show that Rayleigh anomalies strongly interact with Fabry?Perot resonances, and make them deviate from the spectral positions predicted by the infinitely thin slit model. To get physical insight into this problem, we develop a simplifiedelectromagnetic model and show that there is a close correspondence between the transmitted response of the structure and the behavior of certain function that depends on the geometrical and the illumination parameters. Our results suggest that Rayleigh anomalies strongly modifythe electromagnetic response of the structure due to the existence of surface waves that modify the coupling condition between the fields inside and outside the slits. Besides, we show that even in absence of Fabry?Perot resonances, it is possible to produce enhanced transmission by taking advantage of the pseudoperiodicity condition of the fields.