Accession Number:

ADA576996

Title:

Optimization of Broadband Optical Response of Multilayer Nanospheres

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Report Date:

2012-07-27

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

We propose an optimization-based theoretical approach to tailor the optical response of silversilica multilayer nanospheres over the visible spectrum. We show that the structure that provides the largest cross-section per volumemass, averaged over a wide frequency range, is the silver coated silica sphere. We also show how properly chosen mixture of several species of different nanospheres can have an even larger minimal cross-section per volumemass over the entire visible spectrum.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE