- Optical Antennas can be seen as the optical analogues of the more familiar radio and microwave antennas.
Like their larger wavelength counterparts, optical antennas have approximately
the same size as the electromagnetic wavelength that they receive/emit.
Despite this analogy, there are notable differences between optical antennas and their radio frequency
anologues stemming from difference in light-matter interactions at even good conductors have high
losses at light frequencies. Other differences arise from the fact the emitter and receiver elements in optical antennsas
are either quantum or specifically designed mesoscopic systems without analogs of the coaxial feed elements of lower frequency antennas
- Photonic jets are regions of high field intensity that can be formed by incident beams impinging on
dielectric spheres. Photonic jets offer a cost effective means of producing essentially diffraction limited spots with applications
to single molecule detection, lithography, confined heating, and more. Extended Mie theory methods allowed us to readily
design the conditions for producing photonic jets and study their properties.
- Light diffusion and abosrption in multiple scattering systems
- Theoretical modeling of optical tweezers Poster PDF
- Improvements in the modeling of light transport in dense
- Enhancement of non-linear effects in heterogeneous systems
- Effective media theory