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Nanogroove array on thin metallic film as planar lens with tunable focusing

  • Author(s): Wellems, LD
  • Huang, D
  • Leskova, TA
  • Maradudin, AA
  • et al.
Abstract

Numerical results for the distributions of light transmitted through metallic planar lenses composed of symmetric nanogroove arrays on the surfaces of a gold film are presented and explained. Both the near- and far-field distributions of the intensity of light transmitted are calculated by using a Green's function formalism. Results for an optimal transverse focus based on a quadratic variation of groove width are obtained. Meanwhile, a significant dependence of the focal length on the wavelength of light incident from the air side through the gold film into a dielectric substrate is found for this detector configuration. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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