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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 12 — Sep. 30, 2010

Detection of embedded ultra-subwavelength-thin dielectric features using elongated photonic nanojets

César Méndez Ruiz and Jamesina J. Simpson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 16805-16812 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.016805


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Abstract

Photonic nanojets have been previously shown (both theoretically and experimentally) to be highly sensitive to the presence of an ultra-subwavelength nanoscale particle within the nanojet. In the present work, photonic nanojets elongated by almost an order of magnitude (relative to the latest previously published work) are found to possess another key characteristic: they are sensitive to the presence of ultra-subwavelength nanoscale thin features embedded within a dielectric object. This additional characteristic of photonic nanojets is demonstrated through comparisons between fundamentally different 3-D and corresponding 1-D full Maxwell’s equations finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) models.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1530) Medical optics and biotechnology : Cell analysis

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2010
Published: July 23, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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César Méndez Ruiz and Jamesina J. Simpson, "Detection of embedded ultra-subwavelength-thin dielectric features using elongated photonic nanojets," Opt. Express 18, 16805-16812 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-16-16805


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