Departmental Papers (ESE)


We present the concept of circuit nanoelements in the optical domain using plasmonic and nonplasmonic nanoparticles. Three basic circuit elements, i.e., nanoinductors, nanocapacitors, and nanoresistors, are discussed in terms of small nanostructures with different material properties. Coupled nanoscale circuits and parallel and series combinations are also envisioned, which may provide road maps for the synthesis of more complex circuits in the IR and visible bands. Ideas for the optical implementation of right-handed and left-handed nanotransmission lines are also forecasted.

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Copyright American Physical Society. Reprinted from Physical Review Letters, Volume 95, Issue 9, Article 095504, August 26, 2005, 4 pages.
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Date Posted: 06 March 2006

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