Extraordinary transmission and left-handed propagation in miniaturized stacks of doubly periodic subwavelength hole arrays
Miguel Beruete, Mario Sorolla, Miguel Navarro-Cía, Francisco Falcone, Igor Campillo, Vitaliy Lomakin
Volume: 15, Issue: 3, 5 February 2007
Metallic plates embedded between dielectric slabs and perforated by rectangular arrays of subwavelength holes with a dense periodicity in one of the directions support extraordinary transmission (ET)
phenomena, viz. strong peaks in the transmittance frequency dependence. Stacks of such perforated plates support ET phenomena with propagation along the stack axis that is characterized by the left handed behavior. The incorporation of the dielectric materials and dense periodicity allows significantly reducing the illuminated area of the perforated plate required
experimentally to observe the ET phenomena as compared to the areas required in the case of free standing rectangular hole arrays. This facilitates the experimental investigation of ET under excitation in the Fresnel zone of Gaussian beams.
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