Polarization analysis of the scattered radiation by silicon nanoparticles in the infrared

B. García-Cámara, R. Gómez-Medina, F. González, J. J. Sáenz, M. Nieto Vesperinas, F. Moreno


In this work we have studied the spectral dependence of the linear polarization degree at a right-angle scattering configuration (RASC) for silicon nanoparticles (R ~ 200 nm) in the IR (1-2 μm). For isolated and isotropic particles smaller than the incident wavelength, this parameter is complementary to the conventional spectral analysis for showing deviations from the pure electric dipole-like response due to either magnetic dipole-like or higher-order contributions.


Nanoparticles, polarization, infrared

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1478/C1V89S1P037

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