Emission properties of an oscillating point dipole from a gold Yagi-Uda nanoantenna array

S. V. Lobanov, T. Weiss, D. Dregely, H. Giessen, N. A. Gippius, S. G. Tikhodeev

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Abstract

We investigate numerically the interaction of an oscillating point dipole with a periodic array of optical Yagi-Uda nanoantennas in the weak coupling limit. A very strong near-field enhancement of the dipole emission by the resonant plasmon mode in the feed element is predicted in this structure. It is shown that the enhancement factor depends strongly on the dipole position, the direction of the dipole moment, and the oscillation frequency. The radiative intensity of the point dipole from appropriate places next to one feed element may exceed the radiative intensity of an equivalent dipole in free-space by a factor of 100. Despite the fact that only one director is used in each nanoantenna of the array, the far-field emission pattern is highly directed. The radiative efficiency (the ratio of the radiative to the total emission) is around 20%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155137
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume85
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

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