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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 2148–2157

Optical antennas integrated with concentric ring gratings: electric field enhancement and directional radiation

Dongxing Wang, Tian Yang, and Kenneth B. Crozier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2148-2157 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.002148


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Abstract

We describe a means for improving the coupling of illumination to, and the collection of scattered radiation from, an optical antenna. This is achieved by integrating optical antennas with concentric ring gratings. Electromagnetic simulations demonstrate that the ring grating improves the coupling to the antenna, even if the incident illumination is focused by an aplanatic lens such as a microscope objective. Dipole radiation from the center of the structure is well collimated. Various aspects of field enhancement and dipole radiation behavior are analyzed. We propose this device for Raman scattering enhancement.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 25, 2010
Published: January 20, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Dongxing Wang, Tian Yang, and Kenneth B. Crozier, "Optical antennas integrated with concentric ring gratings: electric field enhancement and directional radiation," Opt. Express 19, 2148-2157 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-3-2148


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