Selective and optimal illumination of nano-photonic structures using optical eigenmodes

M. Mazilu, K. Dholakia

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Abstract

Using optical eigenmodes defined by the interaction between the electromagnetic fields and photonic structures it is possible to determine the optimal illumination of these structures with respect to a specific measurable quantity. One such quantity considered here is the electric field intensity in the hotspot regions of an array of nano-antennas. This paper presents two possible methods, both based on optical eigenmodes, to determine the optimal and most efficient illumination that couples to a single hotspot on top of a single nano-antenna taken from an array of nano-antennas. The two methods are compared in terms of cross-talk and overall coupling efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFourth International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nanophotonics, TaCoNa-Photonics 2011
Pages150-152
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 26
Event4th International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nanophotonics, TaCoNa-Photonics 2011 - Bad Honnef, Germany
Duration: 2011 Oct 262011 Oct 28

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1398
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference4th International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nanophotonics, TaCoNa-Photonics 2011
CountryGermany
CityBad Honnef
Period11/10/2611/10/28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Mazilu, M., & Dholakia, K. (2011). Selective and optimal illumination of nano-photonic structures using optical eigenmodes. In Fourth International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nanophotonics, TaCoNa-Photonics 2011 (pp. 150-152). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1398). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3644241