Optimal control of electromagnetic field using metallic nanoclusters

Ilya Grigorenko, Stephan Haas, Alexander Balatsky, A F J Levi
2008 New Journal of Physics  
The dielectric properties of metallic nanoclusters in the presence of an applied electromagnetic field are investigated using non-local linear response theory. In the quantum limit we find a non-trivial dependence of the induced field and charge distribution on the spatial separation between the clusters and on the frequency of the driving field. Using a genetic algorithm, these quantum functionalities are exploited to custom-design sub-wavelength lenses with a frequency controlled switching
more » ... rolled switching capability.
doi:10.1088/1367-2630/10/4/043017 fatcat:lsr432sqgzeddlwalinbi2vv64