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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2013
  • pp: 513–515

Broadband plasmonic half-wave plates in reflection

Anders Pors, Michael G. Nielsen, and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 513-515 (2013)

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We demonstrate, both numerically and experimentally, that metal–insulator–metal configurations in which the top metal layer consists of a periodic arrangement of nanobricks, thus supporting gap-surface plasmon resonances, can be designed to function as reflective broadband half-wave plates. Using gold as the metal, the constructed wave plates in the near-infrared regime show scalability, bandwidth of 20% of the design wavelength, and theoretical reflectivity above 85%, while a reflectivity of 50% is experimentally measured.

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OCIS Codes
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

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Original Manuscript: December 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2013
Published: February 12, 2013

Anders Pors, Michael G. Nielsen, and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, "Broadband plasmonic half-wave plates in reflection," Opt. Lett. 38, 513-515 (2013)

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