Near-field effect involving photonic bands

K. Ohtaka, H. Miyazaki, T. Ueta

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The relationship between the excitation of photonic bands and the enhancement of local-field intensity is discussed. Using the time reversal symmetry, it is shown that the local field induced by a plane-wave light at a point near the arrayed dielectrics is essentially the same as the optical signal of a light emitted from that point and detected by a remote recorder. For a periodic monolayer of dielectric spheres, a variety of the frequency- and position-dependences of the local field are presented numerically and their origins are discussed in relation to the optical near-field microscopy (SNOM) signals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-161
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Local field
  • Near field
  • Photonic bands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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