Enhanced transmission of electromagnetic waves through split-ring resonator-shaped apertures


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Sahin L., Aydin K., Sayan G. , Ozbay E.

JOURNAL OF NANOPHOTONICS, vol.5, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/1.3599873
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NANOPHOTONICS

Abstract

The design of aperture shape is a promising approach for enhanced transmission through a subwavelength aperture. We designed split-ring-resonator (SRR)-shaped apertures in order to increase the transmission through subwavelength apertures by making use of the strong localization of the electromagnetic field in SRR-shaped apertures. We obtained a promising result of 104-fold enhancement by utilizing SRR-shaped apertures. It is possible to use these proposed structures at optical frequencies by making several modifications such as decreasing the sharpness of edges and increasing the gap width. Since SRRs are already being realized at optical frequencies, our proposed SRR-shaped aperture structures are promising candidates for novel applications. (C) 2011 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). [DOI: 10.1117/1.3599873]