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A review of dielectric optical metasurfaces for wavefront control

Kamali, Seyedeh Mahsa and Arbabi, Ehsan and Arbabi, Amir and Faraon, Andrei (2018) A review of dielectric optical metasurfaces for wavefront control. Nanophotonics, 7 (6). pp. 1041-1068. ISSN 2192-8606.

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During the past few years, metasurfaces have been used to demonstrate optical elements and systems with capabilities that surpass those of conventional diffractive optics. Here, we review some of these recent developments, with a focus on dielectric structures for shaping optical wavefronts. We discuss the mechanisms for achieving steep phase gradients with high efficiency, simultaneous polarization and phase control, controlling the chromatic dispersion, and controlling the angular response. Then, we review applications in imaging, conformal optics, tunable devices, and optical systems. We conclude with an outlook on future potentials and challenges that need to be overcome.

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Kamali, Seyedeh Mahsa0000-0002-6968-811X
Arbabi, Ehsan0000-0002-5328-3863
Arbabi, Amir0000-0001-8831-7552
Faraon, Andrei0000-0002-8141-391X
Additional Information:© 2018 Andrei Faraon et al., published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. Received December 17, 2017; revised March 13, 2018; accepted March 16, 2018. Published Online: 2018-05-18.
Subject Keywords:dielectric metasurfaces; diffractive optics; nanophotonics; wavefront control; flat optics
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