Abstract

Anapole mode is a nonradiative resonance originating from the destructive interference between co-excited Cartesian electric dipole and toroidal dipole moments. With at least two symmetric circulating currents, the anapole mode in all-dielectric nanoresonators provides the opportunity to operate the double perfect electric conductor (PEC) mirror effects. In this work, unlike the conventional metal-dielectric-metal (MDM) nanostructure generating a plasmonic magnetic resonance, two metal components are employed to produce the fictitious images of the middle dielectric, and the whole system can thus excite the doubly mirror-induced anapole mode. Electric anapole mode and its magnetic counterpart are, respectively, investigated in two types of MDM configurations according to their own symmetric characteristics. Benefiting from the double PEC mirror effects, the doubly mirror-induced electric and magnetic anapole modes possess the larger average electric-field enhancement factors (9 and 56.9 folds compared with those of the conventional ones, respectively), as well as the narrower line widths. This work will pave a new way for tailoring and boosting anapole modes in metal-dielectric hybrid nanoresonators and open up new opportunities for many significant applications in nonlinear and quantum nanophotonics.

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