Paired cut-wire arrays for enhanced transmission of transverse-electric fields through subwavelength slits in a thin metallic screen


It has recently been shown that the transmission of electromagnetic fields through subwavelength slits (parallel to the electric field direction) in a thin metallic screen can be greatly enhanced by covering one side of the screen with a metallic cut-wire array laid on a dielectric layer. In this Letter, we show that a richer phenomenology (which involves both electric- and magnetic-type resonances) can be attained by pairing a second cut-wire array at the other side of the screen. Via a full-wave comprehensive parametric study, we illustrate the underlying mechanisms and explore the additional degrees of freedom endowed, as well as their possible implications in the engineering of enhanced transmission phenomena.

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters 9, 641