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Applied Physics B

, Volume 89, Issue 4, pp 517–520 | Cite as

Waveguide properties of single subwavelength holes demonstrated with radially and azimuthally polarized light

  • J. Kindler (née Müller)Email author
  • P. Banzer
  • S. Quabis
  • U. Peschel
  • G. Leuchs
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Abstract

We investigate the transmission of focused beams through single subwavelength holes in a silver film. We use radially and azimuthally polarized light to excite higher-order waveguide modes as well as to match the radial symmetry of the aperture geometry. Remarkably, the transmission properties can be described by a classical waveguide model even for thicknesses of the silver film as thin as a quarter of a wavelength.

Keywords

Focal Plane Silver Film Radial Symmetry Circular Waveguide Azimuthal Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kindler (née Müller)
    • 1
    Email author
  • P. Banzer
    • 1
  • S. Quabis
    • 1
  • U. Peschel
    • 1
  • G. Leuchs
    • 1
  1. 1.Max Planck Research Group of Optics, Information and PhotonicsErlangenGermany

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