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Quenched transmission of light through ultrathin metal films
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Paper Abstract

We discuss optical properties of ultrathin metal films, with particular attention to the phenomenon of quenched transmission. Transmission of light through an optically ultrathin metal film with a thickness comparable to its skin depth is significant. We demonstrate the quenched transmission through the ultrathin metal films when they are periodically modulated. We also discuss the physics behind it and explain how this abnormal phenomenon is ascribed to surface plasmon resonance effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8104, Nanostructured Thin Films IV, 81040B (26 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893296
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Sanshui Xiao, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
N. Asger Mortensen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8104:
Nanostructured Thin Films IV
Raúl J. Martín-Palma; Yi-Jun Jen; Tom G. Mackay, Editor(s)

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