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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4358–4361

Rashba-type plasmonic metasurface

Nir Shitrit, Shai Maayani, Dekel Veksler, Vladimir Kleiner, and Erez Hasman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 21, pp. 4358-4361 (2013)

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Observation of the plasmonic Rashba effect manifested by a polarization helicity degeneracy removal in a surface wave excitation via an inversion asymmetric metamaterial is reported. By designing the metasurface symmetry using anisotropic nanoantennas with space-variant orientations, we govern the light–matter interaction via the local field distribution arising in a wavelength and a photon spin control. The broken spatial inversion symmetry is experimentally manifested by a directional excitation of surface wave jets observed via a decoupling slit as well as by the quantum dot fluorescence. Rashba-type plasmonic metasurfaces provide a route for spin-based nanoscale devices controlled by the metamaterial symmetry and usher in a new era of light manipulation.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(240.5440) Optics at surfaces : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2013
Published: October 22, 2013

Nir Shitrit, Shai Maayani, Dekel Veksler, Vladimir Kleiner, and Erez Hasman, "Rashba-type plasmonic metasurface," Opt. Lett. 38, 4358-4361 (2013)

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