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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Oct. 22, 2008

Spectral analysis of three-dimensional photonic jets

Alexis Devilez, Brian Stout, Nicolas Bonod, and Evgeny Popov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 14200-14212 (2008)

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The spatial and spectral properties of three-dimensional photonic jets are studied in a framework employing rigorous Lorentz-Mie theory. The contributions to the field from each spectral component are studied quantitatively and highlight the distinctive features of photonic jets. In particular, the role of evanescent field in photonic jets generated by small spheres is investigated. Secondary lobes in the propagative frequency distribution are also singled out as a distinctive property of photonic jets. It is shown that these differences lead to angular openings of photonic jets at least twice as small as those in comparable ‘Gaussian’ beams.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: May 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2008
Published: August 27, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Alexis Devilez, Brian Stout, Nicolas Bonod, and Evgueni Popov, "Spectral analysis of three-dimensional photonic jets," Opt. Express 16, 14200-14212 (2008)

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