Broadband forward scattering from dielectric cubic nanoantenna in lossless media

P. D. Terekhov, H. K. Shamkhi, E. A. Gurvitz, K. V. Baryshnikova, A. B. Evlyukhin, A. S. Shalin, A. Karabchevsky

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Dielectric photonics platform provides unique possibilities to control light scattering via utilizing high-index dielectric nanoantennas with peculiar optical signatures. Despite the intensively growing field of all-dielectric nanophotonics, it is still unclear how surrounding media affect scattering properties of a nanoantenna with complex multipole response. Here, we report on light scattering by a silicon cubic nanoparticle embedded in lossless media, supporting optical resonant response. We show that significant changes in the scattering process are governed by the electro-magnetic multipole resonances, which experience spectral red-shift and broadening over the whole visible and near-infrared spectra as the indices of media increase. Most interestingly, the considered nanoantenna exhibits the broadband forward scattering in the visible and near-infrared spectral ranges due to the Kerker-effect in high-index media. The revealed effect of broadband forward scattering is essential for highly demanding applications in which the influence of the media is crucial such as health-care, e.g., sensing, treatment efficiency monitoring, and diagnostics. In addition, the insights from this study are expected to pave the way toward engineering the nanophotonic systems including but not limited to Huygens-metasurfaces in media within a single framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10924-10935
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Issue number8
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2019


  • Physics - Optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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