We present a theoretical analysis of the effects of short range surface plasmon polariton excitation on subwavelength bridges in metal gratings. We show that localized resonances in thin metal bridges placed within the slit of a free-standing silver grating dramatically modify transmission spectra and boost absorption regardless of the periodicity of the grating. Additionally, the interference of multiple localized resonances makes it possible to tailor the absorption properties of ultrathin gratings, regardless of the apertures' geometrical size. This tunable, narrow band, enhanced-absorption mechanism triggered by resonant, short-range surface plasmon polaritons may also enhance nonlinear optical processes like harmonic generation, in view of the large third-order susceptibility of metals.
|Autori interni:||D'ORAZIO, Antonella|
|Titolo:||Tailoring Absorption in Metal Gratings with Resonant Ultrathin Bridges|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s11468-013-9558-2|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|