Abstract

We demonstrate that interplay between absorption and scattering in a dielectric medium with a microscopic pore gives rise to eigenchannels concentrated in the pore. Such a circumvention of attenuation leads to high transmission. By exciting such eigenchannels in a disordered nanophotonic system with a wavefront shaping technique, we experimentally confirm enhanced injection at depths exceeding the limiting length scales set by scattering, absorption, and diffraction.

© 2018 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Design study of random spectrometers for applications at optical frequencies

Paris Varytis, Dan-Nha Huynh, Wladislaw Hartmann, Wolfram Pernice, and Kurt Busch
Opt. Lett. 43(13) 3180-3183 (2018)

Scattering of guided light by a single hole in a dielectric slab

F. Mariani and M. P. van Exter
Opt. Express 23(13) 17539-17548 (2015)

Real photonic waveguides: guiding light through imperfections

Daniele Melati, Andrea Melloni, and Francesco Morichetti
Adv. Opt. Photon. 6(2) 156-224 (2014)

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 (4)

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

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