An electromagnetic wave propagating structure includes a main body having surfaces capable of blocking propagation of an electromagnetic wave, and including an incident side and an exit side opposite to the incident side in a wave-propagating direction. The main body is formed with two wave-propagating channels that are spaced apart from each other by a distance not greater than the wavelength of the electromagnetic wave. Each of the wave-propagating channels extends from the incident side to the exit side, and has an inner dimension not greater than half of the wavelength of the electromagnetic wave. The electromagnetic wave propagating structure is adapted to allow an electromagnetic wave to propagate therethrough via the wave-propagating channels for focusing into a light spot having a spot size that is smaller than half of the wavelength of the electromagnetic wave.
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