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.
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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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