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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 17520–17530

Dual and anti-dual modes in dielectric spheres

Xavier Zambrana-Puyalto, Xavier Vidal, Mathieu L. Juan, and Gabriel Molina-Terriza  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 17520-17530 (2013)

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We present how the angular momentum of light can play an important role to induce a dual or anti-dual behaviour on a dielectric particle. Although the material the particle is made of is not dual, i.e. a dielectric does not interact with an electrical field in the same way as it does with a magnetic one, a spherical particle can behave as a dual system when the correct excitation beam is chosen. We study the conditions under which this dual or anti-dual behaviour can be induced.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(290.2558) Scattering : Forward scattering
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2013
Published: July 15, 2013

Xavier Zambrana-Puyalto, Xavier Vidal, Mathieu L. Juan, and Gabriel Molina-Terriza, "Dual and anti-dual modes in dielectric spheres," Opt. Express 21, 17520-17530 (2013)

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