International Journal of Optics

Optical Antennas


Publishing date
01 Mar 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Sep 2011

Lead Editor

1Fresnel Institute, Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, Ecole Centrale Marseille, Aix-Marseille University, Domaine Universitaire de Saint Jérôme, 13013 Marseille, France

2Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, CNRS UMR-5209, Université de Bourgogne, 9 Avenue Alain Savary, BP 47870, 21078 Dijon, France

3Center for Nanophotonics, FOM Institute AMOLF, Science Park 104, 1098 XG Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1 Bethel Valley Road, Building 4500 S, Oak Ridge, MS 6123, USA


Optical Antennas

Description

Recent advances in optical antennas have strongly impacted the nano-optic community due to their ability to enhance light-matter interactions at subwavelength length scales and over spectrally broad bandwidths. Interaction between localized light emitters and optical antennas has been deeply investigated in order to (i) enhance the radiative time constants and radiative efficiency of emitters and also (ii) to redirect the electromagnetic radiation. Reciprocally, when illuminated from the far-field, optical antennas can focus light into tiny spots which permits to probe the local environment with a high resolution. Consequently, optical antennas have been embraced by many researchers for improved spectroscopy techniques (SERS, SEIRA, etc.), but also to enhance photovoltaic devices or to realize single-photon nonlinearities in quantum optics. All this progress has been permitted, on the one hand, by an emerging dialogue between physicists and electrical engineers that provides a new understanding of nano-optics and, on the other hand, by the recent advances of top-down (FIB, e-beam lithography) and bottom-up nanofabrication technologies. In this context, it is expected that chemical functionalization and self-assembled nanoantennas will play a key role in the near future to realize new nanoantenna designs. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Plasmonic antennas for radiative enhancement
  • Directional antennas
  • Impedance of optical antennas
  • Nonlinear antennas
  • Antennas for scanning near field optics (SNOM)
  • Antennas for spectroscopy
  • Nanofabrication: FIB, e-beam lithography, and self-assembled antennas

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 365109
  • - Editorial

Optical Antennas

Nicolas Bonod | Alexandre Bouhelier | ... | Ali Passian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 348306
  • - Research Article

Novel Directional Nanoantennas for Single-Emitter Sources and Wireless Nano-Links

Maciej Klemm
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 519509
  • - Research Article

Surface Plasmon States in Inhomogeneous Media at Critical and Subcritical Metal Concentrations

Katyayani Seal | Dentcho A. Genov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 502930
  • - Review Article

Gap Nanoantennas toward Molecular Plasmonic Devices

Aude L. Lereu | Jacob P. Hoogenboom | Niek F. van Hulst
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 729138
  • - Research Article

Antenna Design for Directivity-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Aftab Ahmed | Yuanjie Pang | ... | Reuven Gordon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 452047
  • - Research Article

Absorption by an Optical Dipole Antenna in a Structured Environment

E. Castanié | R. Vincent | ... | R. Carminati
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 591083
  • - Research Article

Gold Nanoparticles as Probes for Nano-Raman Spectroscopy: Preliminary Experimental Results and Modeling

V. Le Nader | J.-Y. Mevellec | ... | G. Louarn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 532576
  • - Research Article

Digital Heterodyne Holography Reveals the Non-Quasi-Static Scattering Behaviour of Transversally Coupled Nanodisk Pairs

Sarah Y. Suck | Sébastien Bidault | ... | Gilles Tessier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 175162
  • - Research Article

Mie Plasmons: Modes Volumes, Quality Factors, and Coupling Strengths (Purcell Factor) to a Dipolar Emitter

G. Colas des Francs | S. Derom | ... | A. Dereux
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 745982
  • - Research Article

Nanocrosses with Highly Tunable Double Resonances for Near-Infrared Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering

Ye Jian | VanDorpe Pol
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