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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3892–3895

Optical metasurfaces for polarization-controlled beam shaping

Ori Avayu, Omri Eisenbach, Ran Ditcovski, and Tal Ellenbogen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 3892-3895 (2014)

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We have developed multifunctional optical beam shapers based on plasmonic metasurfaces. The metasurfaces are composed of subwavelength-spaced polarization- and wavelength-selective optical nanoantennas that allow encoding several beam shapers on a single element. We demonstrate numerically and experimentally beam shapers that can be used to switch between arbitrary beam shapes. We specifically demonstrate switching between one-dimensional Airy and Gaussian beams, Hermite–Gaussian beams of different orders, and two-dimensional Airy and Bessel beams. These beam shapers can be used as integrated optical elements in applications that require more than one laser beam shape.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: March 20, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2014
Published: June 24, 2014

Ori Avayu, Omri Eisenbach, Ran Ditcovski, and Tal Ellenbogen, "Optical metasurfaces for polarization-controlled beam shaping," Opt. Lett. 39, 3892-3895 (2014)

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