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Title: Multifunctional metaoptics based on bilayer metasurfaces

Abstract

Optical metasurfaces have become versatile platforms for manipulating the phase, amplitude, and polarization of light. A platform for achieving independent control over each of these properties, however, remains elusive due to the limited engineering space available when using a single-layer metasurface. For instance, multiwavelength metasurfaces suffer from performance limitations due to space filling constraints, while control over phase and amplitude can be achieved, but only for a single polarization. Here, we explore bilayer dielectric metasurfaces to expand the design space for metaoptics. The ability to independently control the geometry and function of each layer enables the development of multifunctional metaoptics in which two or more optical properties are independently designed. As a proof of concept, we demonstrate multiwavelength holograms, multiwavelength waveplates, and polarization-insensitive 3D holograms based on phase and amplitude masks. The proposed architecture opens a new avenue for designing complex flat optics with a wide variety of functionalities.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [3];  [1]
  1. Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); US Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1561653
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Light, Science & Applications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2047-7538
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Zhou, You, Kravchenko, Ivan I., Wang, Hao, Zheng, Hanyu, Gu, Gong, and Valentine, Jason. Multifunctional metaoptics based on bilayer metasurfaces. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1038/s41377-019-0193-3.
Zhou, You, Kravchenko, Ivan I., Wang, Hao, Zheng, Hanyu, Gu, Gong, & Valentine, Jason. Multifunctional metaoptics based on bilayer metasurfaces. United States. doi:10.1038/s41377-019-0193-3.
Zhou, You, Kravchenko, Ivan I., Wang, Hao, Zheng, Hanyu, Gu, Gong, and Valentine, Jason. Wed . "Multifunctional metaoptics based on bilayer metasurfaces". United States. doi:10.1038/s41377-019-0193-3. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1561653.
@article{osti_1561653,
title = {Multifunctional metaoptics based on bilayer metasurfaces},
author = {Zhou, You and Kravchenko, Ivan I. and Wang, Hao and Zheng, Hanyu and Gu, Gong and Valentine, Jason},
abstractNote = {Optical metasurfaces have become versatile platforms for manipulating the phase, amplitude, and polarization of light. A platform for achieving independent control over each of these properties, however, remains elusive due to the limited engineering space available when using a single-layer metasurface. For instance, multiwavelength metasurfaces suffer from performance limitations due to space filling constraints, while control over phase and amplitude can be achieved, but only for a single polarization. Here, we explore bilayer dielectric metasurfaces to expand the design space for metaoptics. The ability to independently control the geometry and function of each layer enables the development of multifunctional metaoptics in which two or more optical properties are independently designed. As a proof of concept, we demonstrate multiwavelength holograms, multiwavelength waveplates, and polarization-insensitive 3D holograms based on phase and amplitude masks. The proposed architecture opens a new avenue for designing complex flat optics with a wide variety of functionalities.},
doi = {10.1038/s41377-019-0193-3},
journal = {Light, Science & Applications},
number = 1,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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