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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Aug. 27, 2012
  • pp: 20599–20604

All-dielectric optical nanoantennas

Alexander E. Krasnok, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, Pavel A. Belov, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 20599-20604 (2012)

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We study in detail a novel type of optical nanoantennas made of high-permittivity low-loss dielectric particles. In addition to the electric resonances, the dielectric particles exhibit very strong magnetic resonances at the nanoscale, that can be employed in the Yagi-Uda geometry for creating highly efficient optical nanoantennas. By comparing plasmonic and dielectric nanoantennas, we demonstrate that all-dielectric nanoantennas may exhibit better radiation efficiency also allowing more compact design.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

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Original Manuscript: June 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2012
Published: August 23, 2012

Alexander E. Krasnok, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, Pavel A. Belov, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "All-dielectric optical nanoantennas," Opt. Express 20, 20599-20604 (2012)

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