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Title: Shaping the spatial and spectral emissivity at the diffraction limit

Metasurfaces have attracted a growing interest for their ability to artificially tailor an electromagnetic response on various spectral ranges. In particular, thermal sources with unprecedented abilities, such as directionality or monochromaticity, have been achieved. However, these metasurfaces exhibit homogeneous optical properties whereas the spatial modulation of the emissivity up to the wavelength scale is at the crux of the design of original emitters. In this letter, we study an inhomogeneous metasurface made of a nonperiodic set of optical nano-antennas that spatially and spectrally control the emitted light up to the diffraction limit. Each antenna acts as an independent deep subwavelength emitter for given polarization and wavelength. Their juxtaposition at the subwavelength scale encodes far field multispectral and polarized images. This opens up promising breakthroughs for applications such as optical storage, anti-counterfeit devices, and multispectral emitters for biochemical sensing.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [4]
  1. MiNaO, ONERA, The French Aerospace Lab, 91761 Palaiseau (France)
  2. (LPN), CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, route de Nozay, F-91460 Marcoussis (France)
  3. MiNaO, Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures (LPN), CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, route de Nozay, F-91460 Marcoussis (France)
  4. (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22486258
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 25; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANTENNAS; CONTROL; DESIGN; DIFFRACTION; EMISSION; EMISSIVITY; IMAGES; MODULATION; POLARIZATION; WAVELENGTHS