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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 18 — Sep. 3, 2007
  • pp: 11249–11254

Enhanced thermal emission from individual antenna-like nanoheaters

Snorri Ingvarsson, Levente J. Klein, Yat-Yin Au, James A. Lacey, and Hendrik F. Hamann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11249-11254 (2007)

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Here we report polarization-sensitive, thermal radiation measurements of individual, antenna-like, thin film Platinum nanoheaters. These heaters confine the lateral extent of the heated area to dimensions smaller (or comparable) to the thermal emission wavelengths. For very narrow heater structures the polarization of the thermal radiation shows a very high extinction ratio as well as a dipolar-like angular radiation pattern. A simple analysis of the radiation intensities suggests a significant enhancement of the thermal radiation for these very narrow heater structures.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2007
Published: August 21, 2007

Snorri Ingvarsson, Levente Klein, Yat-Yin Au, James A. Lacey, and Hendrik F. Hamann, "Enhanced thermal emission from individual antenna-like nanoheaters," Opt. Express 15, 11249-11254 (2007)

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