OSA's Digital Library

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 9 — Oct. 3, 2011

Photonic nanojet calculations in layered radially inhomogeneous micrometer-sized spherical particles

Yuri E. Geints, Alexander A. Zemlyanov, and Ekaterina K. Panina  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 8, pp. 1825-1830 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.001825


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1099 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A photonic nanojet (PNJ) corresponds to the specific highly localized spatial region of electromagnetic near-field distribution in the vicinity of a transparent micrometer-sized particle illuminated by a light wave. Here we consider dielectric spherical composite particles consisting of a core and several concentric shells having different refractive indices. The longitudinal and latitudinal sizes of a PNJ and its peak intensity depending on the optical contrast variation of shells are numerically investigated. We show that by properly changing the refractive indices of neighboring shells, it is possible to manipulate the PNJ shape and, in particular, extend its longitudinal size or increase its peak intensity.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(290.1090) Scattering : Aerosol and cloud effects
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2011
Published: July 6, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Yuri E. Geints, Alexander A. Zemlyanov, and Ekaterina K. Panina, "Photonic nanojet calculations in layered radially inhomogeneous micrometer-sized spherical particles," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1825-1830 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-8-1825


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. Z. Chen, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, “Photonic nanojet enhancement of backscattering of light by nanoparticles: a potential novel visible-light ultramicroscopy technique,” Opt. Express 12, 1214–1220 (2004). [CrossRef]
  2. A. Heifetz, S.-C. Kong, A. V. Sahakiana, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, “Photonic Nanojets,” J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci. 6, 1979–1992, doi:10.1166/jctn.2009.1254 (2009). [CrossRef]
  3. U. Utzinger and R. R. Richards-Kortum, “Fiber optic probes for biomedical optical spectroscopy,” J. Biomed. Opt. 8, 121–147(2003). [CrossRef]
  4. X. Li, Z. Chen, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, “Optical analysis of nanoparticles via enhanced backscattering facilitated by 3-D photonic nanojets,” Opt. Express 13, 526–533(2005). [CrossRef]
  5. V. N. Astratov, A. Darafsheh, M. D. Kerr, K. W. Allen, N. M. Fried, A. N. Antoszyk, and H. S. Ying, “Photonic nanojets for laser surgery,” SPIE Newsroom, doi:10.1117/2.1201002.002578 (2010). [CrossRef]
  6. X. Cui, D. Erni, and C. Hafner, “Optical forces on metallic nanoparticles induced by a photonic nanojet,” Opt. Express 16, 13560–13568 (2008). [CrossRef]
  7. S.-C. Kong, A. V. Sahakian, A. Heifetz, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, “Robust detection of deeply subwavelength pits in simulated optical data-storage disks using photonic jets,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 211102 (2008). [CrossRef]
  8. W. Wu, A. Katsnelson, O. Memis, and H. Mohseni, “A deep sub-wavelength process for the formation of highly uniform arrays of nanoholes and nanopillars,” Nanotechnology 18, 485302(2007). [CrossRef]
  9. A. V. Itagi and W. A. Challener, “Optics of photonic nanojets,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 2847–2858 (2005). [CrossRef]
  10. A. Heifetz, J. J. Simpson, S.-C. Kong, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, “Subdiffraction optical resolution of a gold nanosphere located within the nanojet of a Mie-resonant dielectric microsphere,” Opt. Express 15, 17334–17342 (2007). [CrossRef]
  11. A. Devilez, B. Stout, N. Bonod, and E. Popov, “Spectral analysis of three-dimensional photonic jets,” Opt. Express 16, 14200–14212 (2008). [CrossRef]
  12. A. Devilez, N. Bonod, B. Stout, D. Gerard, J. Wenger, H. Rigneault, and E. Popov, “Three-dimensional subwavelength confinement of light with dielectric microspheres,” Opt. Express 17, 2089–2094 (2009). [CrossRef]
  13. S.-C. Kong, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, “Quasi one-dimensional light beam generated by a graded-index microsphere,” Opt. Express 17, 3722–3731 (2009). [CrossRef]
  14. C. M. Ruiz and J. J. Simpson, “Detection of embedded ultra subwavelength-thin dielectric features using elongated photonic nanojets,” Opt. Express 18, 16805–16812 (2010). [CrossRef]
  15. Yu. E. Geints, A. A. Zemlyanov, and E. K. Panina, “Control over parameters of photon nanojets of dielectric microspheres,” Opt. Commun. 283, 4775–4781 (2010). [CrossRef]
  16. H. Xu, “Multilayered metal core-shell nanostructures for inducing a large and tunable local optical field,” Phys. Rev. B. 72, 073405 (2005). [CrossRef]
  17. C. F. Bohren and D. R. Huffman, Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles (Wiley, 1983).
  18. E. Prodan, C. Radloff, N. J. Halas, and P. Nordlander, “A hybridization model for the plasmon response of complex nanostructures,” Science 302, 419–422 (2003). [CrossRef]
  19. J. F. Poco and L. W. Hrubesh, “Method of producing optical quality glass having a selected refractive index,” U.S. patent 6,158,244 (12 December 2008).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited