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Applied Physics B

, Volume 84, Issue 1–2, pp 121–124 | Cite as

Tunneling of evanescent waves into propagating waves

  • Y. Ben-AryehEmail author
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Abstract

The tunneling of evanescent waves into propagating waves is related to the convolution of the high spatial frequencies of the source with those of the detectors. Such an approach is demonstrated by treating the evanescent waves which are diffracted from very narrow apertures in a plane screen (with dimensions much smaller than the wavelength) and are converted to propagating waves by tip detectors. The mechanism responsible for the conversion of evanescent waves into propagating waves is explained and a general formula for the conversion of evanescent waves into propagating waves is derived.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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