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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 26542–26547

Obstructive micro diffracting structures as an alternative to plasmonics nano slits for making efficient microlenses

Guy Vitrant, Soraya Zaiba, Benyamin Y. Vineeth, Timothe Kouriba, Omar Ziane, Olivier Stéphan, Jocelyne Bosson, and Patrice L. Baldeck  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26542-26547 (2012)

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Miniature optical components at the wavelength scale remain today a theoretically opened challenging problem of great technological interest. Appart from refractive micro-optics, plasmonics have been proposed to realize micro lenses with properly designed planar metallic nano-patterns. We show in this paper that efficient light focusing at the diffraction limit with higher transmission can be obtained with micro-structures much easier to fabricate than nano ones, such as a simple micro-slit studied here as an example. Optical properties are attributed to diffraction and a quantitative excellent agreement between experiment and theory is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: September 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2012
Published: November 12, 2012

Guy Vitrant, Soraya Zaiba, Benyamin Y. Vineeth, Timothe Kouriba, Omar Ziane, Olivier Stéphan, Jocelyne Bosson, and Patrice L. Baldeck, "Obstructive micro diffracting structures as an alternative to plasmonics nano slits for making efficient microlenses," Opt. Express 20, 26542-26547 (2012)

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