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Plasmonics

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 389–396 | Cite as

Polarization and Filter Properties Investigation of Metal Gratings and Rings

  • Rongjing He
  • Yi-Kuei Wu
  • Xiuli Zhou
Article

Abstract

We demonstrated the near-field optical transmission properties of nanogratings with spoke and rings structures through a near-field scanning optical microscope, and the far-field optical transmission properties with different polarization angles are investigated with an optical microscope. Our experimental results verified the polarization properties of the nanograting structures and further demonstrated the experimental results are supported by the finite difference time domain theoretical simulation. The optical microscope imaging of the spoke and ring structures also show that the grating structures can disperse visible light of different wavelengths.

Keywords

Nanograting NSOM Optical microscopy Polarization FDTD 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This work is supported by “the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities,” under Grant No. ZYGX2010J053.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physical ElectronicsUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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