Metamaterial nanotips

Rockstuhl, C.; Simovski, C. R.; Tretyakov, S. A.; Lederer, F.
March 2009
Applied Physics Letters;3/16/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 11, p113110
Academic Journal
Nanostructured metamaterials, especially arrays of metallic nanoparticles, which sustain the excitation of localized plasmon polaritons, provide excellent opportunities to mold the flow of light in the linear regime. We suggest a metamaterial structure whose properties are determined not only by its inner geometry but also by its entire shape. We call this structure a metamaterial nanotip. We evaluate the potential of this nanotip to control the size and the location of the field enhancement. Two-dimensional implementations of this metamaterial nanotip were comprehensively numerically simulated and confirm the expected, physically distinct regimes of operation.


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