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Optical Antennas

Palash Bharadwaj, Bradley Deutsch, and Lukas Novotny  »View Author Affiliations

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 438-483 (2009)

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Optical antennas are an emerging concept in physical optics. Similar to radiowave and microwave antennas, their purpose is to convert the energy of free propagating radiation to localized energy, and vice versa. Optical antennas exploit the unique properties of metal nanostructures, which behave as strongly coupled plasmas at optical frequencies. The tutorial provides an account of the historical origins and the basic concepts and parameters associated with optical antennas. It also reviews recent work in the field and discusses areas of application, such as light-emitting devices, photovoltaics, and spectroscopy.

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Original Manuscript: March 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2009
Published: August 11, 2009

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