Abstract

The optical radiation of a magnetic dipole coupled to a plasmonic nanoantenna composed of stacked gold nanodisks is investigated. The nanoantenna is fed by a point magnetic dipole properly situated between two nanodisks. It is found that the magnetic dipole efficiently couples to the antenna due to the excitation of an antiphase localized surface plasmon resonance mode. This leads to a remarkable enhancement of the optical radiation at the resonant wavelength associated with the hybridized mode of the nanoantenna. By introducing a slight structural asymmetry in the nanoantenna, the optical radiation is substantially altered. Interestingly, it is shown that the omnidirectional radiation of the magnetic dipole becomes almost unidirectional, further enhanced, and accessible in three-dimensions by the asymmetric nanoantenna. Based on the classical model, quasistatic theory, and electrodynamics calculations, the electromagnetic interaction of the magnetic dipole and the nanoantennas is studied. A remarkable forward-to-backward directionality is achieved by the proposed nanoantenna at visible wavelengths.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Geometric effects on far-field coupling between multipoles of nanoparticles in square arrays

Drew DeJarnette, D. Keith Roper, and Braden Harbin
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29(1) 88-100 (2012)

Color-switched directional ultracompact optical nanoantennas

S. H. Alavi Lavasani and Tavakol Pakizeh
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29(6) 1361-1366 (2012)

All-dielectric optical nanoantennas

Alexander E. Krasnok, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, Pavel A. Belov, and Yuri S. Kivshar
Opt. Express 20(18) 20599-20604 (2012)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription