The diffraction of light by narrow slits in plates of different materials

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

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Abstract

We analyse the diffraction of light incident on a sub-wavelength slit in a thin plate. It is found that plates with different material properties, such as conductivity and thickness, show a fundamentally different behaviour of the field near the slit. Depending on the material properties, the light transmission can either be enhanced or frustrated. A correspondence between the handedness of optical vortices and the transmission behaviour is demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S277-S280
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Optics A, Pure and Applied Optics
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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