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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 27371–27382

Efficient and intuitive method for the analysis of light scattering by a resonant nanostructure

Q. Bai, M. Perrin, C. Sauvan, J-P Hugonin, and P. Lalanne  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 27371-27382 (2013)

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We present a semi-analytical formalism capable of handling the coupling of electromagnetic sources, such as point dipoles or free-propagating fields, with various kinds of dissipative resonances with radiation leakage, Ohmic losses or both. Due to its analyticity, the approach is very intuitive and physically-sound. It is also very economic in computational resources, since once the resonances of a plasmonic or photonic resonator are known, their excitation coefficients are obtained analytically, independently of the polarization, frequency or location of the excitation source. To evidence that the present formalism is very general and versatile, we implement it with the commercial software COMSOL, rather than with our in-house numerical tools.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Original Manuscript: July 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 23, 2013
Published: November 4, 2013

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Q. Bai, M. Perrin, C. Sauvan, J-P Hugonin, and P. Lalanne, "Efficient and intuitive method for the analysis of light scattering by a resonant nanostructure," Opt. Express 21, 27371-27382 (2013)

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