Riad Haïdar

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We investigate the mechanisms involved in the funneling of optical energy into subwavelength grooves etched on a metallic surface. The key phenomenon is unveiled thanks to the decomposition of the electromagnetic field into its propagative and evanescent parts. We unambiguously show that the funneling is not due to plasmonic waves flowing toward the(More)
In this Letter, we demonstrate experimentally that a patchwork of four metal-insulator-metal patches leads to an unpolarized wideband omnidirectional infrared absorption. Our structure absorbs 70% of the incident light on a 2.5 μm bandwidth at 8.5 μm. It paves the way to the design of wideband efficient plasmonic absorbers in the infrared spectrum.
We retrieve the complex optical index of single-walled carbon nanotube (CNT) films in the 0.6-800 μm spectral range. Results are obtained from a complete set of optical measurements, reflection and transmission, of free-standing CNT films using time domain spectroscopy in the terahertz (THz) and Fourier transform infrared (IR) spectroscopy in the(More)
Three-wave mixing in nonlinear materials--the interaction of two light waves to produce a third--is a convenient way of generating new optical frequencies from common laser sources. However, the resulting optical conversion yield is generally poor, because the relative phases of the three interacting waves change continuously as they propagate through the(More)
We present an original and compact optical system inspired by the unusual eyes of a Strepsipteran insect called Xenos peckii. It is designed for a field of view of 30 degrees and is composed of multiple telescopes. An array of prisms of various angles is placed in front of these telescopes in order to set a different field of view for each channel. This(More)
Tolerance in angles of continuously self-imaging gratings (CSIGs) is explored. The degradation in angle of the shape of the point-spread function is theoretically investigated and illustrated by simulations and experiments. The formalism presented is inspired by the one used for classical lenses and can be easily generalized to diffraction gratings. It(More)
We report nearly perfect optical transmission (87%) through freestanding metallic gratings with narrow slits, as the experimental demonstration of the theoretical prediction by Porto et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2845 (1999)10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.2845]. In addition, we show that the Fano line shape of transmission spectra reveals the interplay between(More)
We demonstrate that almost 100% of incident photons can interact with a monolayer of scatterers in a symmetrical environment. Nearly perfect optical extinction through free-standing transparent nanorod arrays has been measured. The sharp spectral opacity window, in the form of a characteristic Fano resonance, arises from the coherent multiple scattering in(More)
We present a B-spline modal method for analyzing a stack of complex structured layers. Thanks to a B-spline approximation of the field, we solve the Maxwell equations. Diffraction calculation is based on the scattering matrices algorithm. We prove a good convergence of this method. Moreover, B-spline approximation results in very sparse matrices, which are(More)
We show that a periodic array of metal-insulator-metal resonators can be described as a high refractive index metamaterial. This approach permits to obtain analytically the optical properties of the structure and thus to establish conception rules on the quality factor or on total absorption. Furthermore, we extend this formalism to the combination of two(More)