Optical diffraction radiation from a dielectric and a metal nanowire excited by a modulated electron beam

  • Dariia O. YevtushenkoEmail author
  • Sergii V. Dukhopelnykov
  • Alexander. I. Nosich


The optical diffraction radiation that accompanies the motion of a modulated beam of electrons near a dielectric and silver nanowire scatterers is investigated in the two-dimensional formulation. Our goal is to compute the field in the near and far zones and analyze how it depends on electron beam parameters. We demonstrate the excitation of internal resonances of such a scatterer that can be useful in the design of nanoscale non-invasive beam position monitors.


Diffraction radiation Nanowire scatterers Smith–Purcell effect Surface wave Plasmon resonance Total scattering cross-section Absorption cross-section 



The first author acknowledges, with gratitude, the support of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in the form of Pre-Doctoral Research Award.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Photonics and Laser EngineeringKharkiv National University of Radio ElectronicsKharkivUkraine
  2. 2.Laboratory of Micro and Nano OpticsInstitute of Radio-Physics and Electronics NASUKharkivUkraine

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