Surface-plasmon-polariton-induced suppressed transmission through ultrathin metal disk arrays

Sanshui Xiao, Asger Mortensen

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Abstract

We report surface-plasmon-polariton-induced suppressed transmission through two-dimensional arrays of isolated metal disks with a thickness comparable to optical skin depth of the metal. A transmittance dip of −17:5 dB is achieved at the resonant wavelength of 1524 nm, compared to −12 dB for closed film. Coupling the light into the surface-plasmon polariton results in enhanced absorption, which is potentially interesting in solar cell applications.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Letters
Volume36
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)37-39
ISSN0146-9592
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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