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Dielectric optical antenna transmitters and receivers
Author(s): J. A. Schuller
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Paper Abstract

Optical antennas are critical components in nanophotonics research due to their unparalleled ability to concentrate electromagnetic energy into nanoscale volumes. Researchers typically construct such antennas from wavelength-size metallic structures. However, researchers have recently exploited the scattering resonances of high-permittivity particles to realize all-dielectric optical antennas, emitters, photodetectors, and metamaterials. Here, we review experimental and theoretical work concerning the resonant modes of subwavelength rod-shaped dielectric particles and their use as novel light emitters (transmitters) and photodetectors (receivers). Using a diversity of materials systems, dielectric optical antennas may impact a variety of photonic technologies throughout the visible and infrared frequency regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7785, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration VII, 778505 (19 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858844
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J. A. Schuller, Columbia Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7785:
Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration VII
Roland Winston; Jeffrey M. Gordon, Editor(s)

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