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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 27438–27451

Plasmonic metasurfaces for efficient phase control in reflection

Anders Pors and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 27438-27451 (2013)

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We numerically study the optical properties of metal-insulator-metal resonators and metasurfaces, emphasizing the presence of gap-surface plasmon (GSP) resonances and their connection to the optical response. In relation to birefringent metal-backed metasurfaces, we show how a combination of metal nanobrick and nanocross elements allows one to fully control the phase of reflected light for two orthogonal polarizations simultaneously. The approach is exemplified by the design of a gradient birefringent metasurface that reflects two orthogonal polarization states into +2 and −3 diffraction order, respectively, with a reflectivity up to ∼ 80% and in a broad wavelength range around the design wavelength of 800 nm. Finally, we introduce the concept of metascatterers, which are wavelength-sized polarization-sensitive scatterers.

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OCIS Codes
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

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Original Manuscript: August 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2013
Published: November 4, 2013

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Anders Pors and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, "Plasmonic metasurfaces for efficient phase control in reflection," Opt. Express 21, 27438-27451 (2013)

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