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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9512–9522

Optimal design of SPP-based metallic nanoaperture optical elements by using Yang-Gu algorithm

Qiaofen Zhu, Jiasheng Ye, Dayong Wang, Benyuan Gu, and Yan Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9512-9522 (2011)

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An optimization method for design of SPP-based metallic nanoaperture optical elements is presented. The design process is separated into two steps: Firstly, derive the amplitude and phase modulation of isolating single slit with different width; Secondly, realize the optimal design of element by using an iteration procedure. The Yang-Gu algorithm is expanded to perform this design. Three kinds of lenses which can achieve various functions have been designed by using this method. The rigorous electromagnetical theory is employed to justify and appraise the performances of the designed elements. It has been found that the designed elements can achieve the preset functions well. This method may provide a convenient avenue to optimally design metallic diffractive optical elements with subwavelength scale.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.3990) Optics at surfaces : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: January 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2011
Published: May 2, 2011

Qiaofen Zhu, Jiasheng Ye, Dayong Wang, Benyuan Gu, and Yan Zhang, "Optimal design of SPP-based metallic nanoaperture optical elements by using Yang-Gu algorithm," Opt. Express 19, 9512-9522 (2011)

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