Experimental confirmation of backscattering enhancement induced by a photonic jet

Alexander Heifetz, Kevin Huang, Alan V. Sahakian, Xu Li, Allen Taflove, Vadim Backman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Our microwave-scaled experiments confirmed the properties of a sub-wavelength-waist photonic jet emitted by a dielectric sphere, and associated enhanced position-dependent backscattering perturbations by a λ/10 diameter metal particle. The results were supported by FDTD simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528462, 9781557528469
StatePublished - 2007
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 16 2007Sep 16 2007

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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