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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1266–1274

Effects of shape and loading of optical nanoantennas on their sensitivity and radiation properties

Yang Zhao, Nader Engheta, and Andrea Alù  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 5, pp. 1266-1274 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.001266


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Abstract

In this study, we analyze the relations between radiation properties and sensitivity of optical nanoantennas and their shape and design parameters using nanocircuit concepts. We apply these findings to optimize the sensitivity and bandwidth of printed plasmonic nanoantennas for their potential use in optical communications and label-free biosensing applications. In comparison to conventional plasmonic optical sensors, which mainly rely on localized surface plasmons, our design rules suggest that optical nanoantennas may provide enhanced sensitivity for biomedical applications, and our analytical solutions based on their equivalent nanocircuit model may provide an efficient tool for their design optimization. Several numerical simulations are presented to verify utility of this design method, providing excellent agreement between numerical and analytical results.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2011
Published: April 27, 2011

Citation
Yang Zhao, Nader Engheta, and Andrea Alù, "Effects of shape and loading of optical nanoantennas on their sensitivity and radiation properties," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1266-1274 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-5-1266


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