Diffractive Guiding of Waves by a Periodic Array of Slits

Dror Weisman, C. Moritz Carmesin, Georgi Gary Rozenman, Maxim A. Efremov, Lev Shemer, Wolfgang P. Schleich, Ady Arie

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We show that in order to guide waves, it is sufficient to periodically truncate their edges. The modes supported by this type of wave guide propagate freely between the slits, and the propagation pattern repeats itself. We experimentally demonstrate this general wave phenomenon for two types of waves: (i) plasmonic waves propagating on a metal-air interface that are periodically blocked by nanometric metallic walls, and (ii) surface gravity water waves whose evolution is recorded, the packet is truncated, and generated again to show repeated patterns. This guiding concept is applicable for a wide variety of waves.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014303
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jul 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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