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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 22731–22742

Unidirectional broadband radiation of honeycomb plasmonic antenna array with broken symmetry

Rüştü Umut Tok, Cleva Ow-Yang, and Kürşat Şendur  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22731-22742 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.022731


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Abstract

Emerging plasmonic and photovoltaic applications benefit from effective interaction between optical antennas and unidirectional incident light over a wide spectrum. Here, we propose a honeycomb array of plasmonic nanoantennas with broken symmetry to obtain a unidirectional radiation pattern over a wide spectrum. The honeycomb nanoantenna array is based on a hexagonal grid with periodically arranged nanostructure building blocks. To analyze the far-field optical distribution and spectral behavior of the plasmonic antenna honeycomb, a two-dimensional Wigner-Seitz unit cell is used together with periodic boundary conditions. As a result of the vectoral superposition of the fields produced by the Wigner-Seitz unit cells, far-zone optical fields interfere constructively or destructively in different directions. The constructive interference along the array’s normal direction engenders unidirectional radiation. Due to the broken symmetry of the Wigner-Seitz cell, multiple resonances are supported by the plasmonic antenna honeycomb array over a broad spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: August 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2011
Published: October 26, 2011

Citation
Rüştü Umut Tok, Cleva Ow-Yang, and Kürşat Şendur, "Unidirectional broadband radiation of honeycomb plasmonic antenna array with broken symmetry," Opt. Express 19, 22731-22742 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-22731


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