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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4639–4642

Numerical analysis of efficient light extraction with an elliptical solid immersion lens

Andreas W. Schell, Tanja Neumer, and Oliver Benson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4639-4642 (2014)

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We introduce and analyze a design concept based on nonspherical solid immersion lens (SIL) geometry. We find via finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulations that elliptical solid immersion lenses (eSILs) exhibit a notably improved emission directionality compared to the standard SIL design. Large light-collection efficiencies are achieved even for small numerical apertures (NAs). For example, using a NA as low as 0.3, over 65% of the total light emitted by a dipole can be collected.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

Original Manuscript: April 23, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2014
Published: August 4, 2014

Andreas W. Schell, Tanja Neumer, and Oliver Benson, "Numerical analysis of efficient light extraction with an elliptical solid immersion lens," Opt. Lett. 39, 4639-4642 (2014)

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