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Increasing efficiency of high-NA metasurface lenses

Arbabi, Amir and Arbabi, Ehsan and Kamali, Seyedeh Mahsa and Horie, Yu and Han, Seunghoon and Faraon, Andrei (2017) Increasing efficiency of high-NA metasurface lenses. In: High Contrast Metastructures VI. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10113. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 101130K. ISBN 9781510606678.

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Diffractive optical devices based on dielectric metasurfaces have recently attracted significant attention. Small size, low weight, planar form factor, and potential for low-cost manufacturing using semiconductor fabrication techniques are some of the main features that make metasurfaces ideal candidates for implementation of low-cost miniaturized optical systems. However, to become competitive for practical applications, metasurfaces should also offer specifications (e.g. efficiency, bandwidth, and wavefront error) comparable to their refractive counterparts. We have recently demonstrated diffraction-limited metasurface lenses with high efficiency using high refractive index nano-posts. Low numerical aperture (NA) metasurface lenses have more than 90% focusing efficiency, but the efficiency of the lenses with NA>0.5 decreases with increasing NA and drops to ~40% for NA=0.9, thus resulting in a trade-off between the NA and efficiency. Here we identify the main physical origin of this trade-off as the low transmission of large diameter nano-posts for transverse-magnetic (TM) polarized light incident at large angles, and show that the low transmission is caused by the excitation of undesired high order modes in these nano-posts. To overcome this issues, we present a novel approach for evaluating different metasurface designs in implementation of high NA metasurface components. The approach is based on adiabatic approximation of aperiodic metasurfaces by periodic gratings, and considers the effect of large deflection angles. Using the proposed design approach, we experimentally demonstrate more than 75% focusing efficiency for metasurface lenses with NA=0.7, and more than 70% deflection efficiency for 50-degree beam deflectors for unpolarized light at 915 nm.

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Arbabi, Amir0000-0001-8831-7552
Arbabi, Ehsan0000-0002-5328-3863
Kamali, Seyedeh Mahsa0000-0002-6968-811X
Horie, Yu0000-0001-7083-1270
Faraon, Andrei0000-0002-8141-391X
Additional Information:© 2017 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10113
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Official Citation:Amir Arbabi, Ehsan Arbabi, Seyedeh Mahsa Kamali, Yu Horie, Seunghoon Han, Andrei Faraon, "Increasing efficiency of high-NA metasurface lenses (Conference Presentation)", Proc. SPIE 10113, High Contrast Metastructures VI, 101130K (28 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2250391;
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:29 Jun 2018 14:41
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