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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 22616–22626

Magnetic interaction in all silicon waveguide spherical coupler device

Lei Shi and Francisco Meseguer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 22616-22626 (2012)

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The magnetic field component of light in dielectric materials generally plays a negligible role at optical frequency values. However, it is a key component of metal based metamaterials. Here we report on the dominant role of the magnetic interaction in a dielectric spherical silicon nanocavity coupled to a silicon waveguide. The analytical method, as well as the finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulation, show a three dimensional (3D) magnetic trap effect when the magnetic like Mie resonances of the nanocavity are excited.

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OCIS Codes
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2012
Published: September 19, 2012

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Lei Shi and Francisco Meseguer, "Magnetic interaction in all silicon waveguide spherical coupler device," Opt. Express 20, 22616-22626 (2012)

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