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Towards dynamic polarization control with optical metasurfaces (Conference Presentation)

Wu, Pin Chieh and Sokhoyan, Ruzan and Kafaie Shirmanesh, Ghazaleh and Chu, Cheng Hung and Tsai, Din Ping and Atwater, Harry A. (2018) Towards dynamic polarization control with optical metasurfaces (Conference Presentation). In: Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XVI. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10722. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 1072218. ISBN 9781510620155.

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Optical polarization is an important characteristic of electromagnetic waves that has a significant impact on number of applications, such as information delivery, 3D imaging, and quantum computation. Metasurfaces, sort of artificially designed planar structure, have attracted immense attention due to their ability to control the amplitude and phase of electromagnetic waves at a subwavelength scale. Metasurfaces hold promise for the fields of nonlinear dynamics, light beam shaping, quantum computation, etc. Beside these promising applications, metasurfaces can also be used for versatile polarization generation in a compact device dimension. Therefore, metasurfaces can be used for creation of flat optical devices with novel functionalities. In this talk, I will discuss how we can generate versatile polarization states by using metasurfaces. Firstly, I will describe geometric phase metasurfaces, which can be used for passive polarization control. We demonstrate six metasurface chips integrated on a single sample, in which each chip is responsible for generating one specific polarization state thus generating versatile polarization sates. Subsequently, I will discuss a scheme of active polarization modulation by using indium tin oxide (ITO)-based tunable metasurfaces. By suitably biasing the metasurface, the linearly-polarized incident light can be actively converted to a cross-polarized, circularly-polarized or elliptically-polarized light.

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Wu, Pin Chieh0000-0002-5781-9696
Sokhoyan, Ruzan0000-0003-4599-6350
Kafaie Shirmanesh, Ghazaleh0000-0003-1666-3215
Chu, Cheng Hung0000-0002-8749-3930
Tsai, Din Ping0000-0002-0883-9906
Atwater, Harry A.0000-0001-9435-0201
Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
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Official Citation:Pin Chieh Wu, Ruzan Sokhoyan, Ghazaleh Kafaie Shirmanesh, Cheng Hung Chu, Din Ping Tsai, and Harry A. Atwater "Towards dynamic polarization control with optical metasurfaces (Conference Presentation)", Proc. SPIE 10722, Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XVI, 1072218 (17 September 2018);
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