Volume 97, Number 4, February 2012
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||21 February 2012|
Unconventional Fano resonances in light scattering by small particles
Faculty of Physics, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University - 1 Lenin Hills, Bldg. 2, Moscow 119991, Russia
2 Moscow State Institute of Radioengineering, Electronics and Automation - 78 Vernadskiy Ave., Moscow 119454, Russia
3 Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme - Nöthnitzer Str. 38, Dresden 01187, Germany, EU
4 Nonlinear Physics Centre, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University - Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
Accepted: 11 January 2012
We introduce a new concept of Fano-like resonances for the extinction cross-section at light scattering by small (relative to the light wavelength) particles. The resonances occur beyond the applicability of the Rayleigh approximation, when the interference of different electromagnetic modes excited in the particle with the same multipole moment is crucial, while the partition of the incident wave bypassing the particle is unimportant. We present two examples of these fundamentally new Fano-like resonances: at the light scattering by a particle with large dielectric permittivity and by a particle with spatial dispersion. In both cases the extinction cross-section as a function of the incident light frequency exhibits a sequence of the Fano-like resonances, while each individual resonance is described by the conventional Fano profile.
PACS: 42.25.Fx – Diffraction and scattering / 78.67.Bf – Nanocrystals, nanoparticles, and nanoclusters / 73.21.-b – Electron states and collective excitations in multilayers, quantum wells, mesoscopic, and nanoscale systems
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