Theory of optical transmission through elliptical nanohole arrays

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We present a theory that explains (in the quasistatic limit) the experimentally observed squared dependence of the ratio of polarizations on the aspect ratio of the holes, as well as other features of extraordinary light transition. We calculated the effective dielectric tensor of a metal film penetrated by elliptical cylindrical holes and found the extraordinarily light transmission at special frequencies related to the surface plasmon resonances of the composite film. We also propose to use the magnetic field for getting a strong polarization effect, which depends on the ratio of the cyclotron to plasmon frequencies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085409
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 8 Aug 2007


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