Information Theoretical Analysis of Hierarchical Nano-Optical Systems in the Sub wavelength Regime

Date Added: Sep 2009
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Optical near-field interactions exhibit a hierarchical response, which is one of the most unique attributes of light - matter interactions occurring locally on the nanometer scale. It allows hierarchical nano-optical systems that break through the integration restrictions posed by the diffraction limit of conventional propagating light and offers multiple hierarchical functionalities at different physical scales in the sub-wavelength regime. Here, the authors demonstrate an information theoretical approach to such nano-optical systems while assessing their electromagnetic and logical aspects via angular-spectrum analysis.