Polarimetric analysis of the extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays

Shane Nichols, Oriol Arteaga, Ben Maoz, Gil Markovich, Bart Kahr*

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Abstract

The complete polarimetric responses of oblique- and square- lattices of metal subwavelength hole arrays that display extraordinary optical transmission were examined. The Mueller scattering matrices were measured at normal and oblique incidence for plane wave illumination using a polarimeter employing four photoelastic modulators. The oblique array has strong natural optical activity combined with asymmetric (non-reciprocal) transmission of circularly polarized light. At oblique incidence the square lattice also shows asymmetric transmission at non-normal incidence, whenever the plane of incidence does not coincide with a mirror line. Symmetry considerations associated with non-reciprocal transmission are emphasized in a comparison with the complete polarimetric response of dissymmetric gold gammadion arrays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlasmonics
Subtitle of host publicationMetallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties XII
EditorsAllan D. Boardman
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628411904
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventPlasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties XII - San Diego, United States
Duration: 17 Aug 201421 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9163
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferencePlasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties XII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period17/08/1421/08/14

Keywords

  • Mueller matrix
  • Polarimetry
  • chirality
  • circular dichroism
  • ellipsometry
  • metamaterials
  • nonreciprocity

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