Materials, Photonic Devices, and Sensors

Modulated retroreflector based on metallic nanoshells for applications in the visible band

[+] Author Affiliations
Etai Rosenkrantz

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, 84105 Be’er-Sheva, Israel

Shlomi Arnon

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, 84105 Be’er-Sheva, Israel

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Satellite and Wireless Communication Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 84105 Be’er-Sheva, Israel

Opt. Eng. 53(11), 117104 (Nov 06, 2014). doi:10.1117/1.OE.53.11.117104
History: Received August 12, 2014; Revised October 14, 2014; Accepted October 14, 2014
Text Size: A A A

Abstract.  In our research, we have theoretically studied a device that can serve as a modulating retroreflector (MRR) for applications in the visible spectrum. The device is comprised of a nanocomposite of a ferroelectric thin-film embedded with noble metal nanoshells. In comparison to the nanospheres, the nanoshells provide more flexibility in the design of the device. This MRR can be used in asymmetric communication links as an optical transceiver for mobile devices. The main conclusion from our study is that a nanocomposite-based MRR can save power, complexity, dimensions, and weight in comparison to standard communication links. This fact is very important for mobile platforms.

Figures in this Article
© 2014 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

Citation

Etai Rosenkrantz and Shlomi Arnon
"Modulated retroreflector based on metallic nanoshells for applications in the visible band", Opt. Eng. 53(11), 117104 (Nov 06, 2014). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.53.11.117104


Access This Article
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Advertisement
  • Don't have an account?
  • Subscribe to the SPIE Digital Library
  • Create a FREE account to sign up for Digital Library content alerts and gain access to institutional subscriptions remotely.
Access This Article
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Chapter

Access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions and is not available as part of a personal subscription. Print or electronic versions of individual SPIE books may be purchased via SPIE.org.