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International Quantum Electronics Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 31, 2009 - June 5, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-869-8
Interaction of Few Atoms/Molecules with Light (IThH)

Perfect Reflection of Light by a Dipolar Emitter

Mario Agio, Nassiredin M. Mojarad, Gert Zumofen, and Vahid Sandoghdar


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We investigate the coupling of tightly focused light to single molecules and metal nanoparticles. We find that a single emitter strongly attenuates such a light field and can even perfectly reflect a directional dipole wave.

© 2009 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

M. Agio, N. M. Mojarad, G. Zumofen, and V. Sandoghdar, "Perfect Reflection of Light by a Dipolar Emitter," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper IThH2.

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