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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3891–3891

Optical angular momentum conversion in a nanoslit: reply

Philip F. Chimento, Paul F. A. Alkemade, Gert W. ’t Hooft, and Eric R. Eliel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 3891-3891 (2013)

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We respond to a Comment on our Letter [Opt. Lett. 37, 4946 (2012)], in which we reported on the spin-to-orbital optical angular momentum conversion of a circular nanoslit in a thin metal layer. We claimed, in an unfortunately worded sentence, that the conversion efficiency was independent of the slit’s dichroism, which the Comment pointed out was incorrect. We acknowledge this and reiterate our original intention that as long as the dichroism is not too large, then it has little effect on the conversion efficiency in our system.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1930) Diffraction and gratings : Dichroism
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2013
Published: September 26, 2013

Philip F. Chimento, Paul F. A. Alkemade, Gert W. ’t Hooft, and Eric R. Eliel, "Optical angular momentum conversion in a nanoslit: reply," Opt. Lett. 38, 3891-3891 (2013)

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