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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3204–3207

Plasmonic sectoral horn nanoantennas

Yuanqing Yang, Ding Zhao, Hanmo Gong, Qiang Li, and Min Qiu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 11, pp. 3204-3207 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003204


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Abstract

In this Letter, plasmonic sectoral horn nanoantennas working at near-infrared wavelength (1550 nm) have been investigated. We demonstrate that, although there are certain differences between the plasmonic and classical radiofrequency (RF) sectoral horn antennas, the plasmonic horns still possess a number of attractive features, like their RF counterparts, such as tunable high directivities, simplicity in fabrication, and ease of coupling to waveguides. As a specific application, we further show how to exploit these findings to optimize an optical wireless nanolink using the proposed horn nanoantennas, and obtain a 60-fold increase in the received power compared with the situation of matched dipole nanoantennas.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2014
Published: May 23, 2014

Citation
Yuanqing Yang, Ding Zhao, Hanmo Gong, Qiang Li, and Min Qiu, "Plasmonic sectoral horn nanoantennas," Opt. Lett. 39, 3204-3207 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-11-3204


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