Light transmission through a sub-wavelength slit: waveguiding and optical vortices

H.F. Schouten, T.D. Visser, D. Lenstra, H. Blok

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Abstract

The anomalous (i.e., more than 100%) light transmission through a subwavelength slit in a thin metal plate is accompanied by a combination of waveguiding and phase singularities of the field of power flow near the slit. The crucial role of these phase singularities (such as optical vortices and saddle points) in exciting the waveguide modes is systematically studied. We predict transmission efficiencies as high as 300% for certain configurations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number036608
Pages (from-to)036608-1/4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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