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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2847–2858

Optics of photonic nanojets

A. V. Itagi and W. A. Challener  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 2847-2858 (2005)

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The detailed optics of photonic nanojets generated by normal plane-wave incidence on dielectric cylinders is discussed. These nanojets have a subwavelength beam waist and propagate with little divergence for several wavelengths. A physical explanation for this peculiar behavior is presented. Characteristic dimensions of the nanojets for a large range of physical parameters are calculated.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.1510) Geometric optics : Propagation methods
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: February 2, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2005
Published: December 1, 2005

A. V. Itagi and W. A. Challener, "Optics of photonic nanojets," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 2847-2858 (2005)

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