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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 14929–14936

Optical recoil of asymmetric nano-optical antenna

Jung-Hwan Song, Jonghwa Shin, Hee-Jin Lim, and Yong-Hee Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 14929-14936 (2011)

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We propose nano-optical antennas with asymmetric radiation patterns as light-driven mechanical recoil force generators. Directional antennas are found to generate recoil force efficiently when driven in the spectral proximity of their resonances. It is also shown that the recoil force is equivalent to the Poynting vector integrated over a closed sphere containing the antenna structures.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2011
Published: July 19, 2011

Jung-Hwan Song, Jonghwa Shin, Hee-Jin Lim, and Yong-Hee Lee, "Optical recoil of asymmetric nano-optical antenna," Opt. Express 19, 14929-14936 (2011)

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