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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 11338–11348

Metamaterial slab-based super-absorbers and perfect nanodetectors for single dipole sources

Guang-Yu Guo, Vasily Klimov, Shulin Sun, and Wei-Jin Zheng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 11338-11348 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.011338


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Abstract

We propose to use double negative (DNG) metamaterial slabs to build effective super-absorbers and perfect nanodetectors for single divergent sources. We demonstrate by numerical simulations that an absorbing nanoparticle properly placed inside a DNG slab back-covered with a perfect electric conductor or perfect magnetic conductor mirror can absorb up to 100% radiation energy of a single dipole source placed outside the slab. Furthermore, we also show that even the simple DNG slab without any absorbing nanoparticle could be used as a perfect absorber for both plane and divergent beams. The proposed systems may focus the radiation in nanoscale and thus have applications in optical nanodevices for a variety of different purposes.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2013
Published: May 1, 2013

Citation
Guang-Yu Guo, Vasily Klimov, Shulin Sun, and Wei-Jin Zheng, "Metamaterial slab-based super-absorbers and perfect nanodetectors for single dipole sources," Opt. Express 21, 11338-11348 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-9-11338


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