Using a simple and intuitive analytical approach, we perform optimization of a nanolens composed of coupled metal nanoparticles capable of subwavelength focusing of light inside the narrow gap separating the particles. Specifically, we optimize the structure of two nanospheres of different sizes to achieve maximum field enhancement at an off-center position in the gap. We demonstrate that the nanolens of two or more spheres acts simultaneously as an efficient antenna with large dipole and an efficient cavity with small effective volume.
Sun, Greg and Khurgin, Jacob B., "Optimization of the nanolens consisting of coupled metal nanoparticles: An analytical approach" (2011). Physics Faculty Publications. 6.
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