Abstract

We present a theoretical analysis of light scattering from a layered metal–dielectric microsphere. The system consists of two spherical resonators coupled through concentric embedding. Solving for the modes of this system, we find that near an avoided crossing the scattering cross section is dramatically suppressed, exhibiting a tunable optical transparency. Similar to electromagnetically induced transparency, this phenomenon is associated with a large group delay, which in our system is manifest as flat azimuthal dispersion.

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Charles Rohde, Keisuke Hasegawa, and Miriam Deutsch, "Plasmon-assisted transparency in metal-dielectric microspheres: erratum," Opt. Lett. 33, 620-620 (2008)
https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-33-6-620

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[CrossRef]

Ebbesen, T. W.

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, Nature 424, 824 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

El-Kady, I.

I. El-Kady, M. M. Sigalas, R. Biswas, K. M. Ho, and C. M. Soukoulis, Phys. Rev. B 62, 15299 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Engheta, N.

A. Alu and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. E 72, 016623 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fuller, K. A.

D. D. Smith, H. Chang, K. A. Fuller, A. T. Rosenberger, and R. W. Boyd, Phys. Rev. A 69, 063804 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Halas, N. J.

E. Prodan, C. Radloff, N. J. Halas, and P. Nordlander, Science 302, 419 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Jackson, S. L. Westcott, L. R. Hirsch, J. L. West, and N. J. Halas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 257 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. J. Oldenburg, R. D. Averitt, S. L. Westcott, and N. J. Halas, Chem. Phys. Lett. 288, 243 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hasegawa, K.

Hirsch, L. R.

J. B. Jackson, S. L. Westcott, L. R. Hirsch, J. L. West, and N. J. Halas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 257 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ho, K. M.

I. El-Kady, M. M. Sigalas, R. Biswas, K. M. Ho, and C. M. Soukoulis, Phys. Rev. B 62, 15299 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Huffman, D. R.

C. F. Bohren and D. R. Huffman, Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles (Wiley, 1983).

Jackson, J. B.

J. B. Jackson, S. L. Westcott, L. R. Hirsch, J. L. West, and N. J. Halas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 257 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kappertz, O.

S. H. Mohamed, O. Kappertz, T. P. Leervad Pedersen, R. Drese, and M. Wuttig, Phys. Status Solidi A 198, 224 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kelf, T. A.

T. A. Kelf, Y. Sugawara, J. J. Baumberg, M. Abdelsalam, and P. N. Bartlett, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 116802 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Leervad Pedersen, T. P.

S. H. Mohamed, O. Kappertz, T. P. Leervad Pedersen, R. Drese, and M. Wuttig, Phys. Status Solidi A 198, 224 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mohamed, S. H.

S. H. Mohamed, O. Kappertz, T. P. Leervad Pedersen, R. Drese, and M. Wuttig, Phys. Status Solidi A 198, 224 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Moroz, A.

A. Moroz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5274 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Nordlander, P.

E. Prodan, C. Radloff, N. J. Halas, and P. Nordlander, Science 302, 419 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Oldenburg, S. J.

S. J. Oldenburg, R. D. Averitt, S. L. Westcott, and N. J. Halas, Chem. Phys. Lett. 288, 243 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Prodan, E.

E. Prodan, C. Radloff, N. J. Halas, and P. Nordlander, Science 302, 419 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Radloff, C.

E. Prodan, C. Radloff, N. J. Halas, and P. Nordlander, Science 302, 419 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rohde, C.

Rosenberger, A. T.

D. D. Smith, H. Chang, K. A. Fuller, A. T. Rosenberger, and R. W. Boyd, Phys. Rev. A 69, 063804 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sernelius, B. E.

B. E. Sernelius, Surface Modes in Physics (Wiley, 2001).
[CrossRef]

Sigalas, M. M.

I. El-Kady, M. M. Sigalas, R. Biswas, K. M. Ho, and C. M. Soukoulis, Phys. Rev. B 62, 15299 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D. D.

D. D. Smith, H. Chang, K. A. Fuller, A. T. Rosenberger, and R. W. Boyd, Phys. Rev. A 69, 063804 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Soukoulis, C. M.

I. El-Kady, M. M. Sigalas, R. Biswas, K. M. Ho, and C. M. Soukoulis, Phys. Rev. B 62, 15299 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sugawara, Y.

T. A. Kelf, Y. Sugawara, J. J. Baumberg, M. Abdelsalam, and P. N. Bartlett, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 116802 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

West, J. L.

J. B. Jackson, S. L. Westcott, L. R. Hirsch, J. L. West, and N. J. Halas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 257 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Westcott, S. L.

J. B. Jackson, S. L. Westcott, L. R. Hirsch, J. L. West, and N. J. Halas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 257 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. J. Oldenburg, R. D. Averitt, S. L. Westcott, and N. J. Halas, Chem. Phys. Lett. 288, 243 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wuttig, M.

S. H. Mohamed, O. Kappertz, T. P. Leervad Pedersen, R. Drese, and M. Wuttig, Phys. Status Solidi A 198, 224 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

J. B. Jackson, S. L. Westcott, L. R. Hirsch, J. L. West, and N. J. Halas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 257 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett.

S. J. Oldenburg, R. D. Averitt, S. L. Westcott, and N. J. Halas, Chem. Phys. Lett. 288, 243 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Nature

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, Nature 424, 824 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

D. D. Smith, H. Chang, K. A. Fuller, A. T. Rosenberger, and R. W. Boyd, Phys. Rev. A 69, 063804 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B

I. El-Kady, M. M. Sigalas, R. Biswas, K. M. Ho, and C. M. Soukoulis, Phys. Rev. B 62, 15299 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E

A. Alu and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. E 72, 016623 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

T. A. Kelf, Y. Sugawara, J. J. Baumberg, M. Abdelsalam, and P. N. Bartlett, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 116802 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Moroz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5274 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Status Solidi A

S. H. Mohamed, O. Kappertz, T. P. Leervad Pedersen, R. Drese, and M. Wuttig, Phys. Status Solidi A 198, 224 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Science

E. Prodan, C. Radloff, N. J. Halas, and P. Nordlander, Science 302, 419 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

B. E. Sernelius, Surface Modes in Physics (Wiley, 2001).
[CrossRef]

C. F. Bohren and D. R. Huffman, Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles (Wiley, 1983).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Angular mode dispersion of an MDM microsphere, (b)–(d) Near-field energy density plots for the modes indicated by the red circles in (a) at (b) ω ω p = 0.336 , (c) ω ω p = 0.294 , (d) ω ω p = 0.233 .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Calculated C sca of a silver sphere (red dashed curve), a DMD (thin blue curve), and an MDM (black curve). Near-field scattered-energy densities for λ = ( b ) 407 nm , (c) 463 nm , (d) 586 nm . All fields impinge from the left.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Tuning the scattering transparency window with dielectric shell width L.

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u A B B = 0 .
u [ η m ξ l ( k 0 W ) ψ l ( k m W ) h l ( k 0 W ) j l ( k m W ) ] ,
[ ξ l ( k m S ) ψ l ( k d S ) ξ l ( k d S ) 0 h l ( k m S ) j l ( k d S ) η d h l ( k d S ) η d 0 0 ψ l ( k d R ) ξ l ( k d R ) ψ l ( k m R ) 0 j l ( k d R ) η d h l ( k d R ) η d j l ( k m R ) ] ,
A [ ( 1 ) l ( ϵ m 1 k 0 W ) e i ( k 0 + k m ) W + π 2 ] e k m W ,

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