Dielectric nanoresonator based lossless optical perfect magnetic mirror with near-zero reflection phase

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

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Abstract

We report an all-dielectric lossless optical mirror for the realization of controllable reflection phase based on an array of isolated dielectric nanoresonators. This dielectric mirror is comprised of a cross-shaped amorphous silicon nanoresonator array that has been designed to achieve a 99.8% reflectivity and zero reflection phase at the wavelength of 0.99 μm. The measured results from the fabricated sample match the theoretical predictions with 99.5% reflectivity and near-zero degree reflection phase at 1 μm, which is very close to the targeted wavelength. This concept and approach pave the way for synthesizing lossless artificial reflecting electromagnetic boundaries with arbitrary phase response and hold great promise in applications ranging from nanocavities to nanowaveguides and nanoantennas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number171902
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume108
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 25 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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