Microscale arrays of nanoscale holes

Min Hyung Lee*, Hanwei Gao, Joel Henzie, Ten W. Odom

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A study was conducted to demonstrate the way microscale arrays of nanoholes can exhibit narrow resonance features in their transmission spectra, with a full width at half-maximum(FWHM). These structures, whose hole-hole spacings were found to be greater than the wavelength of incident light, showed significant spectral characteristics, as compared with subwavelength hole-arrays, due to high-order Bragg coupling. Angle-resolved transmission spectra displayed in the form of dispersion diagrams, confirmed the complexity of the zero-order transmission spectra that were found to meet the requirements of predicted models. Single-hole spectroscopic analysis also revealed that the polarization-dependent transmittance was dominated by surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) rather than localized surface plasmons (LSP) modes for anisotropic holes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2029-2033
Number of pages5
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2007


  • Gold
  • Nanolithography
  • Nanostructures
  • Optics
  • Surface plasmon resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology
  • General Materials Science
  • Biomaterials


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