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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1213–1223

Multipole methods for nanoantennas design: applications to Yagi-Uda configurations

B. Stout, A. Devilez, B. Rolly, and N. Bonod  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 5, pp. 1213-1223 (2011)

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We present a detailed formalism allowing analytical calculations of the radiative properties of nanoantennas. This formalism does not rely on dipole approximations and utilizes multipolar multiple-scattering theory. The improvement in both accuracy and calculation speeds offered by this formulation provides significant advantages that are used in this work to study Yagi-Uda-type nanoantennas. We provide a study that questions the necessity of the reflector particle in nanoantennas.

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OCIS Codes
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Original Manuscript: November 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2011
Published: April 21, 2011

B. Stout, A. Devilez, B. Rolly, and N. Bonod, "Multipole methods for nanoantennas design: applications to Yagi-Uda configurations," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1213-1223 (2011)

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