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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 17 — Aug. 25, 2014
  • pp: 21051–21060

Coherent control of Snell’s law at metasurfaces

Jinhui Shi, Xu Fang, Edward T. F. Rogers, Eric Plum, Kevin F. MacDonald, and Nikolay I. Zheludev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 17, pp. 21051-21060 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.021051


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Abstract

It was recently demonstrated that the well-known Snell’s law must be corrected for phase gradient metasurfaces to account for their spatially varying phase, leading to normal and anomalous transmission and reflection of light on such metasurfaces. Here we show that the efficiency of normal and anomalous transmission and reflection of light can be controlled by the intensity or phase of a second coherent wave. The phenomenon is illustrated using gradient metasurfaces based on V-shaped and rectangular apertures in a metal film. This coherent control effect can be exploited for wave front shaping and signal routing.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: June 30, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2014
Published: August 22, 2014

Citation
Jinhui Shi, Xu Fang, Edward T. F. Rogers, Eric Plum, Kevin F. MacDonald, and Nikolay I. Zheludev, "Coherent control of Snell’s law at metasurfaces," Opt. Express 22, 21051-21060 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-17-21051


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