Optical forces on a quantum dot in metallic bowtie structures

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Abstract

We present a numerical scheme to calculate the electromagnetic force on a quantum dot in the near-field of subwavelength metallic nano-structures. As an application, we examine the forces on a quantum dot placed in the center of a gold nano-structure. The forces on the quantum dot are calculated using an adaptive mesh refinement finite-difference time-domain code combined with microscopic material equations. Is is shown that the dot may be laterally confined in the proposed geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-433
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2008

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Keywords

  • Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) methods
  • Nanotechnology
  • Numerical analysis
  • Quantum dots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Optical forces on a quantum dot in metallic bowtie structures. / Reichelt, Matthias; Dineen, Colm A; Koch, Stephan W; Moloney, Jerome V.

In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 20, No. 6, 15.03.2008, p. 431-433.

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