Generation of Photonic Hooks from Patchy Microcylinders

  title={Generation of Photonic Hooks from Patchy Microcylinders},
  author={Feng Tang and Qingqing Shang and Songlin Yang and Ting Wang and Sorin Melinte and Chao Zuo and Ran Ye},
The photonic hook (PH) is a new type of curved light beam, which has promising applications in various fields such as nanoparticle manipulation, super-resolution imaging, and so forth. Herein, we proposed a new approach of utilizing patchy microcylinders for the generation of PHs. Numerical simulation based on the finite-difference time-domain method was used to investigate the field distribution characteristics of the PHs. By rotating the patchy microcylinder, PHs with different curvatures can… 

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