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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 20322–20333

Optical control of scattering, absorption and lineshape in nanoparticles

Benjamin Hourahine and Francesco Papoff  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 20322-20333 (2013)

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We find exact conditions for the enhancement or suppression of internal and/or scattered fields in any smooth particle and the determination of their spatial distribution or angular momentum through the combination of simple fields. The incident fields can be generated by a single monochromatic or broad band light source, or by several sources, which may also be impurities embedded in the nanoparticle. We can design the lineshape of a particle introducing very narrow features in its spectral response.

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OCIS Codes
(020.3690) Atomic and molecular physics : Line shapes and shifts
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Original Manuscript: June 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2013
Published: August 22, 2013

Benjamin Hourahine and Francesco Papoff, "Optical control of scattering, absorption and lineshape in nanoparticles," Opt. Express 21, 20322-20333 (2013)

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