Demonstration of broadband and wide-angle optical metasurface-based waveplates

Zhi Hao Jiang, Lan Lin, Ding Ma, Douglas H. Werner, Zhiwen Liu, Theresa S. Mayer

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Abstract

We present the design, fabrication, and characterization of broadband and wide-angle metasurface-based plasmonic waveplates. Such nanostructured waveplates are formed by an array of rectangular gold nanopatches on a dielectric spacer backed by a solid gold layer. By engineering the anisotropic resonant response of the nanopatch array and tailoring the light interference in the dielectric spacer, highly efficient polarization transformation can be achieved over a broad wavelength range with a wide field-of-view. As a proof-of-concept example, a half-wave plate at the near-infrared regime is demonstrated, showing a polarization conversion ratio and efficiency both higher than 92% within a wavelength range spanning 640 nm to 1290 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 31st International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, ACES 2015
PublisherApplied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES)
ISBN (Electronic)9780996007818
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2015
Event31st International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, ACES 2015 - Williamsburg, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2015Mar 26 2015

Publication series

NameAnnual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics
Volume2015-May

Other

Other31st International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, ACES 2015
CountryUnited States
CityWilliamsburg
Period3/22/153/26/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Jiang, Z. H., Lin, L., Ma, D., Werner, D. H., Liu, Z., & Mayer, T. S. (2015). Demonstration of broadband and wide-angle optical metasurface-based waveplates. In 2015 31st International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, ACES 2015 [7109614] (Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics; Vol. 2015-May). Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES).