Transverse scattering and generalized kerker effects in all-dielectric mie-resonant metaoptics

Hadi K. Shamkhi, Kseniia V. Baryshnikova, Andrey Sayanskiy, Polina Kapitanova, Pavel D. Terekhov, Pavel Belov, Alina Karabchevsky, Andrey B. Evlyukhin, Yuri Kivshar, Alexander S. Shalin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

159 Scopus citations


All-dielectric resonant nanophotonics lies at the heart of modern optics and nanotechnology due to the unique possibilities to control scattering of light from high-index dielectric nanoparticles and metasurfaces. One of the important concepts of dielectric Mie-resonant nanophotonics is associated with the Kerker effect that drives the unidirectional scattering of light from nanoantennas and Huygens metasurfaces. Here we suggest and demonstrate experimentally a novel effect manifested in the nearly complete simultaneous suppression of both forward and backward scattered fields. This effect is governed by the Fano resonance of an electric dipole and off-resonant quadrupoles, providing necessary phases and amplitudes of the scattered fields to achieve the transverse scattering. We extend this concept to dielectric metasurfaces that demonstrate zero reflection with transverse scattering and strong field enhancement for resonant light filtering, nonlinear effects, and sensing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number193905
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - 17 May 2019


  • Physics - Optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


Dive into the research topics of 'Transverse scattering and generalized kerker effects in all-dielectric mie-resonant metaoptics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this