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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Aug. 27, 2012
  • pp: 20376–20386

Boosting the directivity of optical antennas with magnetic and electric dipolar resonant particles

Brice Rolly, Brian Stout, and Nicolas Bonod  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 20376-20386 (2012)

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Dielectric particles supporting both magnetic and electric Mie resonances are shown to be able to either reflect or collect the light emitted by a single photon source. An analytical model accurately predicts the scattering behavior of a single dielectric particle electromagnetically coupled to the electric dipole transition moment of a quantum emitter. We derive near field extensions of the Kerker conditions in order to determine the conditions that strongly reduce scattering in either the forward or backward directions. This concept is then employed to design a lossless dielectric collector element whose directivity is boosted by the coherent scattering of both electric and magnetic dipoles.

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OCIS Codes
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

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Original Manuscript: June 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2012
Published: August 21, 2012

Brice Rolly, Brian Stout, and Nicolas Bonod, "Boosting the directivity of optical antennas with magnetic and electric dipolar resonant particles," Opt. Express 20, 20376-20386 (2012)

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