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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4452–4454

Coherent perfect absorption mediated anomalous reflection and refraction

Shourya Dutta-Gupta, Rahul Deshmukh, Achanta Venu Gopal, Olivier J. F. Martin, and S. Dutta Gupta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4452-4454 (2012)

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We show bending of light on the same side of the normal in a free-standing corrugated metal film under bidirectional illumination. Coherent perfect absorption (CPA) is exploited to suppress the specular zeroth order leading to effective back-bending of light into the “1” order, while the “+1” order is resonant with the surface mode. The effect is shown to be phase sensitive, yielding CPA and superscattering in the same geometry.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2012
Published: October 23, 2012

Shourya Dutta-Gupta, Rahul Deshmukh, Achanta Venu Gopal, Olivier J. F. Martin, and S. Dutta Gupta, "Coherent perfect absorption mediated anomalous reflection and refraction," Opt. Lett. 37, 4452-4454 (2012)

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