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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 10342–10350

Realization of near-field linear nano-polarizer by asymmetric nanoaperture and bowtie nanoantenna

Jianxiong Li, Shuqi Chen, Ping Yu, Hua Cheng, Xiaoyang Duan, and Jianguo Tian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 10342-10350 (2013)

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We present a linear nano-polarizer composed of asymmetric nanoaperture and bowtie nanoantenna, which provides a new way to freely control the polarization azimuth of the translated optical field in the near-field. It can not only generate large localized field enhancement and outstanding spatial confinement, but also maintain the polarization azimuth of linearly polarized optical field excited by arbitrary linearly, circularly or elliptically polarized lights. The response wavelength of the linear nano-polarizer can be easily tuned in a wide range by adjusting the geometrical parameters of asymmetric nanoaperture. This offers a further step in developing integrated optical devices for polarization manipulation.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2013
Published: April 19, 2013

Jianxiong Li, Shuqi Chen, Ping Yu, Hua Cheng, Xiaoyang Duan, and Jianguo Tian, "Realization of near-field linear nano-polarizer by asymmetric nanoaperture and bowtie nanoantenna," Opt. Express 21, 10342-10350 (2013)

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