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Vectorial holograms with a dielectric metasurface: ultimate polarization pattern generation

Arbabi, Ehsan and Kamali, Seyedeh Mahsa and Arbabi, Amir and Faraon, Andrei (2019) Vectorial holograms with a dielectric metasurface: ultimate polarization pattern generation. ACS Photonics, 6 (11). pp. 2712-2718. ISSN 2330-4022.

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Controlling the polarization of light has been of interest for various applications in laser materials processing, display systems, and spectroscopy among others. Despite great advancements, the level of control over the polarization of light using naturally birefringent materials and liquid crystals is still limited. In recent years, dielectric metasurfaces have enabled an unprecedented control over the polarization and phase of light. Here, we demonstrate vectorial holograms with almost arbitrary polarization patterns using structurally birefringent dielectric metasurfaces. Using a modified Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm and converting the red–green–blue data in arbitrary color images to Stokes parameters, we show that the demonstrated metasurfaces can store and project color image data in the polarization state of a monochromatic hologram. In addition to holograms with enhanced security and data storage capacity, we believe that the developed concepts and methods will spur new applications in advanced structured illumination techniques, and more generally, whenever a complex polarization pattern is required.

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Arbabi, Ehsan0000-0002-5328-3863
Kamali, Seyedeh Mahsa0000-0002-6968-811X
Arbabi, Amir0000-0001-8831-7552
Faraon, Andrei0000-0002-8141-391X
Additional Information:© 2019 American Chemical Society. Received: May 8, 2019; Published: September 18, 2019. This work was supported by the DARPA EXTREME program. We gratefully acknowledge critical support and infrastructure provided for this work by the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech. The authors declare no competing financial interest.
Group:Kavli Nanoscience Institute
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Optical metasurface, flat optics, polarization optics, polarization hologram, vectorial hologram
Issue or Number:11
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Official Citation:Vectorial Holograms with a Dielectric Metasurface: Ultimate Polarization Pattern Generation. Ehsan Arbabi, Seyedeh Mahsa Kamali, Amir Arbabi, and Andrei Faraon. ACS Photonics 2019 6 (11), 2712-2718. DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00678
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Deposited On:20 Sep 2019 14:16
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