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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28450–28455

Experimental demonstration of a wave plate utilizing localized plasmonic resonances in nanoapertures

Jasper J. Cadusch, Timothy D. James, and Ann Roberts  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28450-28455 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.028450


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Abstract

Here we demonstrate the fabrication and characterization of a plasmonic wave plate. The device uses detuned, orthogonal nanometric apertures that support localized surface plasmon resonances on their interior walls. A device was fabricated in a thin silver film using focused ion beam milling and standard polarization tomography used to determine its Mueller matrix. We demonstrate a device that can convert linearly polarized light to light with an overall degree of polarization of 88% and a degree of circular polarization of 86% at a particular wavelength of 702 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: August 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2013
Published: November 12, 2013

Citation
Jasper J. Cadusch, Timothy D. James, and Ann Roberts, "Experimental demonstration of a wave plate utilizing localized plasmonic resonances in nanoapertures," Opt. Express 21, 28450-28455 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-23-28450


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