Quantum light rectification in nano-rectennas

Gregory Slepyan*, Timor Gilad, Amir Boag

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Abstract

This paper introduces the paradigm of quantum light rectification by nano-rectennas. The theory is based on the synthesis of the quantum-optical light description and the scattering-matrix approach to phase-coherent electron transport in rectifying diodes (Landauer-Buttiker concept). The dc-current operator is expressed in terms of the special functions of the normally ordered electronic and photonic creation-annihilation operators. The observable dc-current is calculated as an expectation value of the current operator with respect to both electronic and light components of the rectenna state. Potential applications of the developed theory to the solar power conversion into the dc-current are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1051-1052
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538632840
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Oct 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings
Volume2017-January

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period9/07/1714/07/17

Keywords

  • Creation-annihilation operators
  • Landauer-Buttiker concept
  • Rectenna
  • Rectification
  • Solar power harvesting

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