Light reflection from a metal surface with subwavelength cavities

Huang, Cheng-ping; Li, Jia-qi; Wang, Qian-jin; Yin, Xiao-gang; Zhu, Yong-yuan
August 2008
Applied Physics Letters;8/25/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 8, p081917
Academic Journal
The interaction of light with the localized/delocalized system, i.e., a metal surface with rectangular cavities of finite depth, has been studied. Reflection spectrum has been measured in the optical frequencies, and resonant minima have been observed. We have developed an analytical model, which agrees well with the experiment. The localized waveguide resonance and delocalized surface resonance have been identified and discussed. The results may be useful for manipulating the coupling between light and matters.


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