N ov 2 00 3 Optical properties of tungsten thin films perforated with a bidimensional array of subwavelength holes

We present a theorical investigation of the optical transmission of a dielectric grating carved in a tungsten layer. For appropriate wavelengths tungsten shows indeed a dielectric behaviour. Our numerical simulations leads to theoretical results similar to those found with metallic systems studied in earlier works. The interpretation of our results rests on… (More)