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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 23908–23920

Surface wave holography on designing subwavelength metallic structures

Yu-Hui Chen, Jin-Xin Fu, and Zhi-Yuan Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 23908-23920 (2011)

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We report a method in the framework of surface wave holography to manipulate the electromagnetic wave on the metallic surface for realizing complicated electromagnetic wave transport functionalities in three-dimensional (3D) space. The method allows for direct determination of the metallic surface structure morphology for a given transport functionality, by means of writing desirable object information on the metallic surface via interference with a reference surface wave. We have employed the analytical approach to design and build metallic surface structures that realize arbitrary single-point focusing, arbitrary single-direction beam collimation, and simultaneous two-point focusing of electromagnetic wave in 3D space. Good agreement between numerical simulations and microwave experimental measurements has been found and confirms the power of the method in conceptually understanding and exploiting the surface electromagnetic wave on subwavelength metal structures.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2910) Holography : Holography, microwave
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2011
Published: November 10, 2011

Yu-Hui Chen, Jin-Xin Fu, and Zhi-Yuan Li, "Surface wave holography on designing subwavelength metallic structures," Opt. Express 19, 23908-23920 (2011)

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