Anomalous backward scattering of light by a two-side-open subwavelength metallic slit

M. Mechler, S. Kukhlevsky

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Abstract

The backward scattering of TM-polarized light by a two-side-open subwavelength slit in a metal film is analyzed. We show that the reflection coefficient versus wavelength possesses a Fabry-Perot-like dependence that is similar to the anomalous behavior of transmission reported in the study [Y. Takakura, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5601 (2001)]. The open slit totally reflects the light at the near-to-resonance wavelengths. In addition, we show that the interference of incident and resonantly backward-scattered light produces in the near-field diffraction zone a spatially localized wave whose intensity is 10-103 times greater than the incident wave, but one order of magnitude smaller than the intra-cavity intensity. The amplitude and phase of the resonant wave at the slit entrance and exit are different from that of a Fabry-Perot cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.-C. Chiao, A.S. Dzurak, C. Jagadish, D.V. Thiel
Volume6037
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventDevice and Process Technologies for Microelectronics, MEMS, and Photonics IV - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: Dec 12 2005Dec 14 2005

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OtherDevice and Process Technologies for Microelectronics, MEMS, and Photonics IV
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period12/12/0512/14/05

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Metals
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Keywords

  • Anomalous transmission and reflection
  • Resonantly enhanced scattering
  • Subwavelenght nanometer-scale metal apertures and slits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Mechler, M., & Kukhlevsky, S. (2006). Anomalous backward scattering of light by a two-side-open subwavelength metallic slit. In J-C. Chiao, A. S. Dzurak, C. Jagadish, & D. V. Thiel (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 6037). [60370C] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.638513

Anomalous backward scattering of light by a two-side-open subwavelength metallic slit. / Mechler, M.; Kukhlevsky, S.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / J.-C. Chiao; A.S. Dzurak; C. Jagadish; D.V. Thiel. Vol. 6037 2006. 60370C.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mechler, M & Kukhlevsky, S 2006, Anomalous backward scattering of light by a two-side-open subwavelength metallic slit. in J-C Chiao, AS Dzurak, C Jagadish & DV Thiel (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 6037, 60370C, Device and Process Technologies for Microelectronics, MEMS, and Photonics IV, Brisbane, Australia, 12/12/05. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.638513
Mechler M, Kukhlevsky S. Anomalous backward scattering of light by a two-side-open subwavelength metallic slit. In Chiao J-C, Dzurak AS, Jagadish C, Thiel DV, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6037. 2006. 60370C https://doi.org/10.1117/12.638513
Mechler, M. ; Kukhlevsky, S. / Anomalous backward scattering of light by a two-side-open subwavelength metallic slit. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / J.-C. Chiao ; A.S. Dzurak ; C. Jagadish ; D.V. Thiel. Vol. 6037 2006.
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