Enhanced transmission from a single subwavelength slit aperture surrounded by grooves on a standard detector

Dunbar, L. A.; Guillaumée, M.; de León-Pérez, F.; Santschi, C.; Grenet, E.; Eckert, R.; López-Tejeira, F.; García-Vidal, F. J.; Martín-Moreno, L.; Stanley, R. P.
July 2009
Applied Physics Letters;7/6/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p011113
Academic Journal
An enhanced transmission is detected through a single slit of subwavelength width surrounded by grooves in a gold layer that is added as a postprocess to a standard complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) fabricated detector. The enhanced transmission results from constructive interference of surface waves, which interact with the incident light. The measured enhanced transmission shows strong qualitative agreement with that predicted by the modal expansion method. With the decreasing dimensions available in standard CMOS process, such nanostructures in metals could be used to replace current optical systems or to improve performance by increasing the signal to noise ratio and/or allowing polarization selection.


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