Spatial coherence effects in light scattering from metallic nanocylinders

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Abstract

We study the scattering of a partially coherent electromagnetic beam from metallic nanocylinders and analyze the effects of plasmon resonances on the coherence and polarization properties of the optical near field. We employ the coherent-mode representation for the incident field and solve the scattering problem independently for each mode by using a boundary-integral method. Our results show that the plasmon resonances may significantly affect the coherence and polarization characteristics of the near field and that partial coherence influences the energy flow in nanocylinder arrays.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1349-1358
Number of pages10
JournalJOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A: OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION
Volume23
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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