Long-range optical binding due to volumetric modes of hyperbolic metamaterial slab

N. A. Kostina, D. A. Kislov, A. Proskurin, P. Ginzburg, A. S. Shalin

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Abstract

Several particles demonstrate a collective mechanical behavior of bunching together in a light field. This effect is called optical binding, and it is advantageous for a great scope of applications. Structured interfaces can provide an additional flexibility in tailoring scattering channels of the particles via a predesigned dispersion of surface and bulk modes. Here, we investigate capabilities of hyperbolic metamaterials substrates in application to optical binding. In contrary to free-space binding scenarios, a hyperbolic metamaterial substrate opens additional interaction channels, mediated by surface and volumetric modes. It is shown that metamaterial substrate provides an enhancement of optical binding stiffness, while the periodicity of optical binding is highly dependent on the thickness of the substrate and can be either deeply subwavelength or long-range. Here we discuss a possibility to achieve long-range optical binding due to the volumetric modes of a hyperbolic metamaterial slab.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics, METANANO 2020
EditorsPavel Belov, Mihail Petrov
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440340
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Dec 2020
Event5th International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics, METANANO 2020 - St. Petersburg, Virtual, Russian Federation
Duration: 14 Sep 202018 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2300
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics, METANANO 2020
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg, Virtual
Period14/09/2018/09/20

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