Optical Properties of Single Coaxial Nanowires

Computes various optical properties of a single nanowire with up to 2 shell layers using Mie-formalism

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This program computes the following optical properties of a single nanowire with up to 2 shell layers using Mie-formalism:
1) Total scattering, absorption and extinction efficiency
2) Absorption efficiency of individual layers
3) The integrated photon flux absorbed and the ideal photocurrent density under AM 1.5 G illumination as a function of layer thickness
4) Electric and magnetic polarizability under TE polarization (E field perpendicular to nanowire axis)

Assumptions:
1) Nanowires are infinitely long which is valid as long as the nanowire length is > 10*diameter.
2) Incident light is a plane-wave whose angle of incidence can be defined. Two polarizations are considered: Case I (H field is perpendicular to the nanowire axis) and Case II (E field is perpendicular to the nanowire axis). Unpolarized response is calculated as an average of Case I and Case II.
Note: When the illumination is incident normal to the nanowire axis, Case I corresponds to transverse magnetic (TM) and Case II corresponds to transverse electric (TE)

 

Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank the support from the National Science Foundation grants 0847523 and 1202281.

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  • Sarath Ramadurgam; Tzu-ging Lin; Katherine Elizabeth Hansen; Chen Yang (2015), "Optical Properties of Single Coaxial Nanowires," http://nanohub.org/resources/nwabsorption. (DOI: 10.4231/D3NP1WK4M).

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