Authors
Etienne Castanie, Rémi Vincent, Romain Pierrat, Rémi Carminati,
Title
Absorption by an optical dipole antenna in a structured environment
In
International Journal of Optics
Volume
2012
Pages
452047
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Year
2012
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Abstract
We compute generalized absorption and extinction cross-sections of an optical dipole nanoantenna in a structured environment. The expressions explicitly show the influence of radiation reaction and the local density of states on the intrinsic absorption properties of the antenna. Engineering the environment could allow to modify the overall absorption as well as the frequency and the linewidth of a resonant antenna. Conversely, a dipole antenna can be used to probe the photonic environment, in a similar way as a quantum emitter.
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