Transmission properties of slanted annular aperture arrays. Giant energy deviation over sub-wavelength distance

Abstract : This paper is devoted to the study of the transmission properties of Slanted Annular Aperture Arrays made in perfectly conducting metal. More precisely, we consider the transmission based on the excitation of the cutoff-less guided mode, namely the TEM mode. We numerically and analytically demonstrate some intrinsic properties of the structure showing a transmission coefficient of at least 50% of an unpolarized incident beam independently of the illumination configuration (angle and plane of incidence). The central symmetry exhibited by the structure is analytically exploited to demonstrate the existence of a polarization state for which all the incident energy is transmitted through the sub-wavelength apertures when the eigenmode is excited, whatever are the illumination and the geometrical parameters. For this state of polarization, the laminar flow of the energy through the structure can exhibit giant deviation over very small distances. An example of energy flow deviation of 220 degrees per wavelength is presented for illustration. The results presented in this paper could be considered as an important contribution to the understanding of the enhanced transmission phenomenon based on the excitation of guided modes. (C) 2015 Optical Society of America
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T Alaridhee, A Ndao, M.-P Bernal, Evgueni Popov, Anne-Laure Fehrembach, et al.. Transmission properties of slanted annular aperture arrays. Giant energy deviation over sub-wavelength distance. Optics Express, Optical Society of America, 2015, 23, pp.11687-11701. ⟨10.1364/OE.23.011687⟩. ⟨hal-01212719⟩

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