Analysis and design of an optical trapped nanodipole using plasmonic core-shell particles

Anastasios H. Panaretos, Douglas H. Werner

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Abstract

In this paper we adapt to optical wavelengths the principles of operation of trapped dipole antennas, which typically operate in the low MHz frequency range. The proposed nanoantenna consists of a plasmonic nanorod as its baseline element. Along its length the nanorod is loaded with plasmonic core-shell particles also referred to as 'traps'. These function as nanocircuits that create the equivalent response of a parallel LC circuit at resonance. When the traps resonate, open-circuit conditions are established at the two ends of the nanorod section defined in between them. This naturally results in the excitation of the shorter section's λ/2 resonance. In this way trapped dipoles, apart from their original λ/2 resonance (due to their total length), exhibit an additional radiating mode which is excited when the traps resonate. This property enables the dual-mode operation of the dipole antenna. Our analysis clearly demonstrates the tuning capabilities that plasmonic core-shell particles can offer while it further introduces a simple and practical approach to engineer dual-mode optical sensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages264-265
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479978151
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 22 2015
EventIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jul 19 2015Jul 24 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
Volume2015-October
ISSN (Print)1522-3965

Other

OtherIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/19/157/24/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Panaretos, A. H., & Werner, D. H. (2015). Analysis and design of an optical trapped nanodipole using plasmonic core-shell particles. In 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015 - Proceedings (pp. 264-265). [7304518] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest); Vol. 2015-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2015.7304518