Abstract

Metallic nanowires (NW) coated with a high permittivity dielectric are proposed as means to strongly reduce the light scattering of the conducting NW, rendering them transparent at infrared wavelengths of interest in telecommunications. Based on a simple, universal law derived from electrostatics arguments, we find appropriate parameters to reduce the scattering efficiency of hybrid metal-dielectric NW by up to three orders of magnitude as compared with the scattering efficiency of the homogeneous metallic NW. We show that metal@dielectric structures are much more robust against fabrication imperfections than analogous dielectric@metal ones. The bandwidth of the transparent region entirely covers the near IR telecommunications range. Although this effect is optimum at normal incidence and for a given polarization, rigorous theoretical and numerical calculations reveal that transparency is robust against changes in polarization and angle of incidence, and also holds for relatively dense periodic or random arrangements. A wealth of applications based on metal-NWs may benefit from such invisibility.

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S.-K. Kim, R. W. Day, J. F. Cahoon, T. J. Kempa, K.-D. Song, H.-G. Park, and C. M. Lieber, “Tuning light absorption in core/shell silicon nanowire photovoltaic devices through morphological design,” Nano Lett. 12, 4971–4976 (2012).
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2005 (1)

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Achieving transparency with plasmonic and metamaterial coatings,” Phys. Rev. E 72, 016623 (2005).
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2003 (1)

E. Prodan, C. Radloff, N. J. Halas, and P. Nordlander, “A hybridization model for the plasmon response of complex nanostructures,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 302, 419–422 (2003).

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1972 (1)

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1961 (1)

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R. Paniagua-Domínguez, D. R. Abujetas, and J. A. Sánchez-Gil, “Ultra low-loss, isotropic optical negative-index metamaterial based on hybrid metal-semiconductor nanowires,” Sci. Rep. 3, 1507 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Afshinmanesh, F.

P. Fan, U. K. Chettiar, L. Cao, F. Afshinmanesh, N. Engheta, and M. L. Brongersma, “An invisible metal-semiconductor photodetector,” Nat. Photonics 6, 380–385 (2012).
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Aizpurua, J.

Albaladejo, S.

Albella, P.

J. Geffrin, B. García-Cámara, R. Gómez-Medina, P. Albella, L. Froufe-Pérez, C. Eyraud, A. Litman, R. Vaillon, F. González, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, J. Sáenz, and F. Moreno, “Magnetic and electric coherence in forward-and backscattered electromagnetic waves by a single dielectric subwavelength sphere,” Nat. Commun. 3, 1171 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ali, T. A.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Armelles, G.

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S. Oldenburg, R. Averitt, S. Westcott, and N. Halas, “Nanoengineering of optical resonances,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 288, 243–247 (1998).
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Barten, T.

G. Grzela, R. Paniagua-Domínguez, T. Barten, Y. Fontana, J. A. Sánchez-Gil, and J. G. Rivas, “Nanowire antenna emission,” Nano Lett. 12, 5481–5486 (2012).
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Basov, D.

Bohren, C. F.

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Brongersma, M. L.

P. Fan, U. K. Chettiar, L. Cao, F. Afshinmanesh, N. Engheta, and M. L. Brongersma, “An invisible metal-semiconductor photodetector,” Nat. Photonics 6, 380–385 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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S.-K. Kim, R. W. Day, J. F. Cahoon, T. J. Kempa, K.-D. Song, H.-G. Park, and C. M. Lieber, “Tuning light absorption in core/shell silicon nanowire photovoltaic devices through morphological design,” Nano Lett. 12, 4971–4976 (2012).
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P. Fan, U. K. Chettiar, L. Cao, F. Afshinmanesh, N. Engheta, and M. L. Brongersma, “An invisible metal-semiconductor photodetector,” Nat. Photonics 6, 380–385 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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Chantada, L.

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Chen, P.-Y.

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Chettiar, U. K.

P. Fan, U. K. Chettiar, L. Cao, F. Afshinmanesh, N. Engheta, and M. L. Brongersma, “An invisible metal-semiconductor photodetector,” Nat. Photonics 6, 380–385 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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H. Chew and M. Kerker, “Abnormally low electromagnetic scattering cross sections,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 5, 445–449 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Christy, R. W.

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, “Optical constants of the noble metals,” Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370–4379 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Day, R. W.

S.-K. Kim, R. W. Day, J. F. Cahoon, T. J. Kempa, K.-D. Song, H.-G. Park, and C. M. Lieber, “Tuning light absorption in core/shell silicon nanowire photovoltaic devices through morphological design,” Nano Lett. 12, 4971–4976 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Driscoll, T.

Ellmer, K.

K. Ellmer, “Past achievements and future challenges in the development of optically transparent electrodes,” Nat. Photonics 6, 809–817 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Engheta, N.

P. Fan, U. K. Chettiar, L. Cao, F. Afshinmanesh, N. Engheta, and M. L. Brongersma, “An invisible metal-semiconductor photodetector,” Nat. Photonics 6, 380–385 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Cloaking a sensor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 233901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Erratum: Achieving transparency with plasmonic and metamaterial coatings [Phys. Rev. E, 72, 016623 (2005)],” Phys. Rev. E 73, 019906(E) (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Achieving transparency with plasmonic and metamaterial coatings,” Phys. Rev. E 72, 016623 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Eyraud, C.

J. Geffrin, B. García-Cámara, R. Gómez-Medina, P. Albella, L. Froufe-Pérez, C. Eyraud, A. Litman, R. Vaillon, F. González, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, J. Sáenz, and F. Moreno, “Magnetic and electric coherence in forward-and backscattered electromagnetic waves by a single dielectric subwavelength sphere,” Nat. Commun. 3, 1171 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Fan, P.

P. Fan, U. K. Chettiar, L. Cao, F. Afshinmanesh, N. Engheta, and M. L. Brongersma, “An invisible metal-semiconductor photodetector,” Nat. Photonics 6, 380–385 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Feng, Y.

Fleming, S. C.

Fontana, Y.

G. Grzela, R. Paniagua-Domínguez, T. Barten, Y. Fontana, J. A. Sánchez-Gil, and J. G. Rivas, “Nanowire antenna emission,” Nano Lett. 12, 5481–5486 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Froufe-Pérez, L.

J. Geffrin, B. García-Cámara, R. Gómez-Medina, P. Albella, L. Froufe-Pérez, C. Eyraud, A. Litman, R. Vaillon, F. González, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, J. Sáenz, and F. Moreno, “Magnetic and electric coherence in forward-and backscattered electromagnetic waves by a single dielectric subwavelength sphere,” Nat. Commun. 3, 1171 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Froufe-Pérez, L. S.

Fu, Y. H.

Y. H. Fu, A. I. Kuznetsov, A. E. Miroshnichenko, Y. F. Yu, and B. Lukýanchuk, “Directional visible light scattering by silicon nanoparticles,” Nat. Commun. 4, 1527 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

García-Cámara, B.

J. Geffrin, B. García-Cámara, R. Gómez-Medina, P. Albella, L. Froufe-Pérez, C. Eyraud, A. Litman, R. Vaillon, F. González, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, J. Sáenz, and F. Moreno, “Magnetic and electric coherence in forward-and backscattered electromagnetic waves by a single dielectric subwavelength sphere,” Nat. Commun. 3, 1171 (2012).
[CrossRef]

García-Etxarri, A.

García-Martín, A.

Geffrin, J.

J. Geffrin, B. García-Cámara, R. Gómez-Medina, P. Albella, L. Froufe-Pérez, C. Eyraud, A. Litman, R. Vaillon, F. González, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, J. Sáenz, and F. Moreno, “Magnetic and electric coherence in forward-and backscattered electromagnetic waves by a single dielectric subwavelength sphere,” Nat. Commun. 3, 1171 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Genov, D.

P. Mundru, V. Pappakrishnan, and D. Genov, “Material- and geometry-independent multishell cloaking device,” Phys. Rev. B 85, 045402 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Gómez-Medina, R.

Gömöry, F.

F. Gömöry, M. Solovyov, J. Ŝouc, C. Navau, J. Prat-Camps, and A. Sánchez, “Experimental realization of a magnetic cloak,” Science 335, 1466–1468 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

González, F.

J. Geffrin, B. García-Cámara, R. Gómez-Medina, P. Albella, L. Froufe-Pérez, C. Eyraud, A. Litman, R. Vaillon, F. González, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, J. Sáenz, and F. Moreno, “Magnetic and electric coherence in forward-and backscattered electromagnetic waves by a single dielectric subwavelength sphere,” Nat. Commun. 3, 1171 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Grzela, G.

G. Grzela, R. Paniagua-Domínguez, T. Barten, Y. Fontana, J. A. Sánchez-Gil, and J. G. Rivas, “Nanowire antenna emission,” Nano Lett. 12, 5481–5486 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hafner, J. H.

S. Lal, J. H. Hafner, N. J. Halas, S. Link, and P. Nordlander, “Noble metal nanowires: from plasmon waveguides to passive and active devices,” Acc. Chem. Res 45, 1887–1895 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Halas, N.

S. Oldenburg, R. Averitt, S. Westcott, and N. Halas, “Nanoengineering of optical resonances,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 288, 243–247 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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S. Lal, J. H. Hafner, N. J. Halas, S. Link, and P. Nordlander, “Noble metal nanowires: from plasmon waveguides to passive and active devices,” Acc. Chem. Res 45, 1887–1895 (2012).
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Y. H. Fu, A. I. Kuznetsov, A. E. Miroshnichenko, Y. F. Yu, and B. Lukýanchuk, “Directional visible light scattering by silicon nanoparticles,” Nat. Commun. 4, 1527 (2013).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Sketch of the system under consideration together with the relevant parameters. (b–d), scattering efficiency Qscat as obtained from the quasi-static approximation. TM polarization (dashed line), TE polarization (dotted line) and unpolarized (solid line) radiation is considered for both Ag@Si (black curves) and Si@Ag (red curves) structures. (b) Qscat at a constant wavelength λ = 1550 nm is plotted as a function of the core to shell radii ratio. (c), the spectra for the different polarizations are presented. The size ratio Rc/Rs is fixed in such a way that Qscat is minimized in TM polarization for each structure. (d) Qscat spectra are presented when the core radius is reduced by 5%.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Scattering efficiency spectra as a function of the core (silver) radius for a fixed shell (silicon) outer radius Rs = 45 nm. (b) Scattering efficiency spectra for a Ag@Si core-shell NW (Rs = 13.6 nm, Rs = 13.6 nm) and different polarizations: TM (black dashed), TE (black dotted) and unpolarized (black solid line). For the sake of comparison we also represent Qscat for a homogeneous Ag NW (red curve, R = 13.6 nm), a homogeneous Si NW (blue curve, R = 45 nm), and for a homogeneous 90 nm thick glass slab (refractive index n=1.45). (c–e) Maps of the electric field along the cylinder axis direction in TM polarization at a working wavelength of λ = 1550 nm (corresponding to the minimum of the black curve in b). (c) Bare silver NW. (d) Homogeneous silicon NW. (e) Ag@Si NW.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Scattering efficiency spectra for a Ag@Si core-shell NW (Rc = 13.6 nm and Rs = 45 nm) as a function of (a) the angle of incidence (ϕ) for TE polarized light and (b) the polarization angle (χ) at normal incidence for the same structure.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Scattering efficiency of Ag@Si core-shell NW dimers (Rs = 13.6 nm, Rc = 45 nm) for TM polarized plane waves with a wave vector perpendicular to the plane defined by the dimer for different distances d between the nanowires (see legends). (b) Scattering efficiency for the same dimers as in (a), with a wave vector perpendicular to the cylinder axis and in the same plane as the one defined by the dimer. (c) Map of the electric field ( Media 1) along the cylinder axis direction at a wavelength of λ = 1550 nm for TM polarized waves for an ensemble of bare Ag NWs (R = 13.6 nm) distributed randomly within a slab. (d) Electric field map ( Media 2) corresponding to the the same arrangement of (c). The scattering units in this case are Ag@Si core-shell NWs (Rc = 13.6 nm, Rs = 45nm).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Map of the electric field ( Media 3) along the cylinder axis direction at a wavelength of λ = 1550 nm for TM polarized waves for an ensemble of bare Ag NWs (R = 13.6 nm) distributed randomly within a slab of 4μm by 1.5μm. (b) Electric field ( Media 4) map corresponding to the the same arrangement of (a). The scattering units in this case are Ag@Si core-shell NWs (Rc = 13.6 nm, Rs = 45 nm), the filling fraction of the arrangement is 16%. (c) Electric field ( Media 5) map corresponding to the same structure as in (b), with the addition of random disorder in both core and shell radii with a standard deviation of 3% arround the optimal values. (d) ( Media 6) the same as in (c) with a 5% standard deviation.

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α 0 ( T M ) = A [ ( ε c ε h ) R 2 + ( ε s ε h ) ( 1 R 2 ) ]
Q scat ( T M ) = | α ( T M ) | 2 k h 3 / ( 8 ε h 2 R s ) .
( R t r ( T M ) ) 2 = ε h ε s ε c ε s
α 0 ( T E ) = 2 A ( ε s ε h ) ( ε s + ε c ) + ( ε c ε s ) ( ε h + ε s ) R 2 ( ε s + ε h ) ( ε s + ε c ) ( ε c ε s ) ( ε h ε s ) R 2 .
Q scat ( T E ) = | α ( T E ) | 2 k h 3 / ( 16 ε h 2 R s ) .
( R t r ( T E ) ) 2 = ( ε h ε s ) ( ε c + ε s ) ( ε h + ε s ) ( ε c ε s ) = ( R t r ( T M ) ) 2 ( ε s + ε c ) ( ε s + ε h ) .
Δ R R t r ( T E ) R l s p ( T E ) R t r ( T E ) + R l s p ( T E ) = | ε h ε s |
σ s ( T M , A g @ S i ) σ s ( T M , A g ) | 1 + ε s ε h ε c ε h ε c ( t r ) ε h ( t r ) ε h ( t r ) ε s ( t r ) | 2
σ s ( T M , A g @ S i ) σ s ( T M , A g ) | 1 ε c ( t r ) ε c | 2
Q scat ( T M ) ( λ = λ t r ) π 5 ε h ( R s λ t r ) 3 ( ε c ε h ε s ε s ε c ) 2 ,

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