Applied Physics B

, Volume 91, Issue 3, pp 601–604

Polarization properties of subwavelength hole arrays consisting of rectangular holes

Authors

  • X.-F. Ren
    • Key Laboratory of Quantum InformationUniversity of Science and Technology of China
  • P. Zhang
    • Key Laboratory of Quantum InformationUniversity of Science and Technology of China
    • Key Laboratory of Quantum InformationUniversity of Science and Technology of China
  • Y.-F. Huang
    • Key Laboratory of Quantum InformationUniversity of Science and Technology of China
  • Z.-W. Wang
    • Key Laboratory of Quantum InformationUniversity of Science and Technology of China
  • G.-C. Guo
    • Key Laboratory of Quantum InformationUniversity of Science and Technology of China
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-008-3027-1

Cite this article as:
Ren, X., Zhang, P., Guo, G. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2008) 91: 601. doi:10.1007/s00340-008-3027-1

Abstract

The influence of hole shape on extraordinary optical transmission was investigated using hole arrays consisting of rectangular holes with different aspect ratios. It was found that the transmission could be tuned continuously by rotating the hole array. Furthermore, a phase was generated in this process, and linear polarization states could be changed to elliptical polarization states. This phase was correlated with the aspect ratio of the holes. An intuitional model was presented to explain these results.

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