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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 3 — Apr. 4, 2013

Light absorption in conical silicon particles

J. Bogdanowicz, M. Gilbert, N. Innocenti, S. Koelling, B. Vanderheyden, and W. Vandervorst  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3891-3896 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.003891


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Abstract

The problem of the absorption of light by a nanoscale dielectric cone is discussed. A simplified solution based on the analytical Mie theory of scattering and absorption by cylindrical objects is proposed and supported by the experimental observation of sharply localized holes in conical silicon tips after high-fluence irradiation. This study reveals that light couples with tapered objects dominantly at specific locations, where the local radius corresponds to one of the resonant radii of a cylindrical object, as predicted by Mie theory.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: December 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2013
Published: February 8, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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J. Bogdanowicz, M. Gilbert, N. Innocenti, S. Koelling, B. Vanderheyden, and W. Vandervorst, "Light absorption in conical silicon particles," Opt. Express 21, 3891-3896 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-3-3891


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