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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24748–24753

Optically stitched arbitrary fan-sectors with selective polarization states for dynamic manipulation of surface plasmon polaritons

L. J. Guo, C. J. Min, G. H. Yuan, C. L. Zhang, J. G. Wang, Z. Shen, and X. -C. Yuan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24748-24753 (2012)

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Novel hybrid-polarized vector beams with radial and azimuthal polarization states in arbitrary fan-sectors are generated and studied for manipulating surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs). The method has high energy conversion efficiency based on an interferometric arrangement with a Dammann vortex phase grating. The polarization states of generated beams are measured by a linear polarizer and show excellent agreement with theoretical predictions. The manipulation properties of the hybrid-polarized beams on SPPs excitation and distribution are demonstrated by both experiments and simulations. The results show that focusing or standing wave patterns of SPPs can be obtained depending on the polarization of the beams.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: August 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2012
Published: October 15, 2012

L. J. Guo, C. J. Min, G. H. Yuan, C. L. Zhang, J. G. Wang, Z. Shen, and X. -C. Yuan, "Optically stitched arbitrary fan-sectors with selective polarization states for dynamic manipulation of surface plasmon polaritons," Opt. Express 20, 24748-24753 (2012)

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