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Title: Single-Layer Plasmonic Metasurface Half-Wave Plates with Wavelength-Independent Polarization Conversion Angle

Manipulation of polarization state is of great fundamental importance and plays a crucial role in modern photonic applications such as optical communication, imaging, and sensing. Metamaterials and metasurfaces have attracted increasing interest in this area because they facilitate designer optical response through engineering the composite subwavelength structures. In this paper, we propose a general methods of designing half-wave plate and demonstrate in the near-infrared wavelength range an optically thin plasmonic metasurface half-wave plates that rotate the polarization direction of the linearly polarized incident light with a high degree of linear polarization. Finally, the half-wave plate functionality is realized through arranging the orientation of the nanoantennas to form an appropriate spatial distribution profile, which behave exactly as in classical half-wave plates but over in a wavelength-independent way.
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  1. Nankai Univ., Tianjin (China). The Key Lab. of Weak Light Nonlinear Photonics. School of Physics. TEDA Inst. of Applied Physics
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China). Beijing National Lab. for Condensed Matter Physics. Inst. of Physics
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2330-4022
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; 2016YFA0301102; 11574163; 61378006; NCET-13-0294
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ACS Photonics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 2330-4022
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Nankai Univ., Tianjin (China); Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; National Key Research and Development Program of China; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (China)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; plasmonic metasurface; refractive half-wave plate; single-layer; wavelength-independent
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