Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays

  title={Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays},
  author={Thomas W. Ebbesen and Henri J. Lezec and H. F. Ghaemi and Tineke Thio and Peter A. Wolff},
The desire to use and control photons in a manner analogous to the control of electrons in solids has inspired great interest in such topics as the localization of light, microcavity quantum electrodynamics and near-field optics. A fundamental constraint in manipulating light is the extremely low transmittivity of apertures smaller than the wavelength of the incident photon. While exploring the optical properties of submicrometre cylindrical cavities in metallic films, we have found that arrays… Expand

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