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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15882–15890

Wave front engineering from an array of thin aperture antennas

Ming Kang, Tianhua Feng, Hui-Tian Wang, and Jensen Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15882-15890 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.015882


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Abstract

We propose an ultra-thin metamaterial constructed by an ensemble of the same type of anisotropic aperture antennas with phase discontinuity for wave front manipulation across the metamaterial. A circularly polarized light is completely converted to the cross-polarized light which can either be bent or focused tightly near the diffraction limit. It depends on a precise control of the optical-axis profile of the antennas on a subwavelength scale, in which the rotation angle of the optical axis has a simple linear relationship to the phase discontinuity. Such an approach enables effective wave front engineering within a subwavelength scale.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2012
Published: June 27, 2012

Citation
Ming Kang, Tianhua Feng, Hui-Tian Wang, and Jensen Li, "Wave front engineering from an array of thin aperture antennas," Opt. Express 20, 15882-15890 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-14-15882


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