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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1820–1822

Plasmonic quarter-wave plate

A. Roberts and L. Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 1820-1822 (2012)

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Here we present a strategy for designing wave plates utilizing resonances of subwavelength apertures in metallic films. Specifically, we show that it is possible to tune the geometry in a periodic array of cross-shaped apertures in a silver film to produce a quarter-wave plate at a particular wavelength in the near-infrared. This is achieved by introducing an asymmetry into the lengths of the arms of the crosses.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(050.2555) Diffraction and gratings : Form birefringence

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: November 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2012
Published: May 17, 2012

A. Roberts and L. Lin, "Plasmonic quarter-wave plate," Opt. Lett. 37, 1820-1822 (2012)

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