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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1308–1319

Spiral plasmonic nanoantennas as circular polarization transmission filters

K. A. Bachman, J. J. Peltzer, P. D. Flammer, T. E. Furtak, R. T. Collins, and R. E. Hollingsworth  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1308-1319 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.001308


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Abstract

We present simulation and experimental results for easily fabricated spiral plasmonic antenna analogues providing circular polarization selectivity. One circular polarization state is concentrated and transmitted through a subwavelength aperture, while the opposite circular state is blocked. The spectral bandwidth, efficiency, and extinction ratios are tunable through geometric parameters. Integration of such structures onto a focal plane array in conjunction with linear micropolarizers enables complete Stokes vector imaging, that, until now, has been difficult to achieve. An array of these structures forms a plasmonic metamaterial that exhibits high circular dichroism.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: November 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2011
Published: January 6, 2012

Citation
K. A. Bachman, J. J. Peltzer, P. D. Flammer, T. E. Furtak, R. T. Collins, and R. E. Hollingsworth, "Spiral plasmonic nanoantennas as circular polarization transmission filters," Opt. Express 20, 1308-1319 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-2-1308


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