Highly Subwavelength, Superdirective Cylindrical Nanoantenna

Samel Arslanagic, Richard W. Ziolkowski

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A superdirective cylindrical nanoantenna is demonstrated with a multilayered cylindrical metamaterial-inspired structure. Targeting specific scattering coefficients for the dipole and higher-order modes, the ideal limit of needle radiation is demonstrated. A five-layer system is optimized to demonstrate its approach to the theoretical directivity bound. While the resulting structure is scalable to any frequency regime, its highly subwavelength overall size (λ0/10) takes advantage of combinations of positive and negative permittivity materials in the optical regime.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number23
Pages (from-to)237401
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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