Making metals transparent: A circuit model approach
|Molero Jiménez, Carlos
Medina Mena, Francisco
Rodríguez Berral, Raúl
Mesa Ledesma, Francisco Luis
|Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Electrónica y Electromagnetismo
Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Física Aplicada I
|Solid metal films are well known to be opaque to electromagnetic waves over a wide frequency range, from low frequency to optics. High values of the conductivity at relatively low frequencies or negative values of the ...
Solid metal films are well known to be opaque to electromagnetic waves over a wide frequency range, from low frequency to optics. High values of the conductivity at relatively low frequencies or negative values of the permittivity at the optical regime provide the macroscopic explanation for such opacity. In the microwave range, even extremely thin metal layers (much smaller than the skin depth at the operation frequency) reflect most of the impinging electromagnetic energy, thus precluding significant transmission. However, a drastic resonant narrow-band enhancement of the transparency has recently been reported. The quasi-transparent window is opened by placing the metal film between two symmetrically arranged and closely spaced copper strip gratings. This letter proposes an analytical circuit model that yields a simple explanation to this unexpected phenomenon. The proposed approach avoids the use of lengthy numerical calculations and suggests how the transmissivity can be controlled and enhanced by manipulating the values of the electrical parameters of the associated circuit model. ï¿½ 2016 Optical Society of America.
|Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO). España
Junta de Andalucía
|Molero Jiménez, C., Medina Mena, F., Rodríguez Berral, R. y Mesa Ledesma, F.L. (2016). Making metals transparent: A circuit model approach. Optics Express, 24 (10), 10265-10274.