Enhanced transmission and reflection of few-cycle pulses by a single slit

M. Mechler, O. Samek, S. Kukhlevsky

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We show that a physical mechanism responsible for the enhanced transmission and reflection of ultrashort (few-cycle) pulses by a single subwavelength slit in a thick metallic film is the Fabry-Perot-like resonant excitation of stationary, quasistationary, and nonstationary waves inside the slit, which leads to the field enhancement inside and around the slit. The mechanism is universal for any pulse-scatter system, which supports the stationary resonances. We point out that there is a pulse duration limit below which the slit does not support the intraslit resonance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number163901
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume98
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 20 2007

Fingerprint

slits
cycles
pulses
support systems
pulse duration
augmentation
excitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this

Enhanced transmission and reflection of few-cycle pulses by a single slit. / Mechler, M.; Samek, O.; Kukhlevsky, S.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 98, No. 16, 163901, 20.04.2007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{db92a0d474514c42b90c6ee8413a2323,
title = "Enhanced transmission and reflection of few-cycle pulses by a single slit",
abstract = "We show that a physical mechanism responsible for the enhanced transmission and reflection of ultrashort (few-cycle) pulses by a single subwavelength slit in a thick metallic film is the Fabry-Perot-like resonant excitation of stationary, quasistationary, and nonstationary waves inside the slit, which leads to the field enhancement inside and around the slit. The mechanism is universal for any pulse-scatter system, which supports the stationary resonances. We point out that there is a pulse duration limit below which the slit does not support the intraslit resonance.",
author = "M. Mechler and O. Samek and S. Kukhlevsky",
year = "2007",
month = "4",
day = "20",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.163901",
language = "English",
volume = "98",
journal = "Physical Review Letters",
issn = "0031-9007",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "16",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Enhanced transmission and reflection of few-cycle pulses by a single slit

AU - Mechler, M.

AU - Samek, O.

AU - Kukhlevsky, S.

PY - 2007/4/20

Y1 - 2007/4/20

N2 - We show that a physical mechanism responsible for the enhanced transmission and reflection of ultrashort (few-cycle) pulses by a single subwavelength slit in a thick metallic film is the Fabry-Perot-like resonant excitation of stationary, quasistationary, and nonstationary waves inside the slit, which leads to the field enhancement inside and around the slit. The mechanism is universal for any pulse-scatter system, which supports the stationary resonances. We point out that there is a pulse duration limit below which the slit does not support the intraslit resonance.

AB - We show that a physical mechanism responsible for the enhanced transmission and reflection of ultrashort (few-cycle) pulses by a single subwavelength slit in a thick metallic film is the Fabry-Perot-like resonant excitation of stationary, quasistationary, and nonstationary waves inside the slit, which leads to the field enhancement inside and around the slit. The mechanism is universal for any pulse-scatter system, which supports the stationary resonances. We point out that there is a pulse duration limit below which the slit does not support the intraslit resonance.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34247389973&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=34247389973&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.163901

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.163901

M3 - Article

VL - 98

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 16

M1 - 163901

ER -