Plasmonic Dimer Metamaterials and Metasurfaces for Polarization Control of Terahertz and Optical Waves

Sergei Zhukovsky, Maksim Zalkovskij, Radu Malureanu, Andrei Andryieuski, Andrey Novitsky, P. T. Tang, Peter Uhd Jepsen, C. Kremers, D. N. Chigrin, Andrei Lavrinenko

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Abstract

We explore the capabilities of planar metamaterials and metasurfaces to control and transform the polarization of electromagnetic radiation, and present a detailed covariant multipole theory of dimer-based metamaterials. We show that various optical properties, such as optical activity, elliptical dichroism or polarization conversion can be achieved in metamaterials made of simple shapes, such as nanorods, just by varying their geometrical arrangement. By virtue of the Babinet principle, the proposed theory is extended to inverted structures (membranes) where rods are replaced by slots. Such free-standing “metasurface membranes” can act as thin-film spectrally sensitive polarization shapers for THz radiation. Proof-of-principle devices (a linear polarizer and a structure with giant optical activity) are fabricated and characterized. Experimental results coincide with those of full-wave numerical simulations, and are in good agreement with analytical predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
Number of pages4
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2013
PagesWe.D5.2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0683-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) - Cartagena, Spain
Duration: 23 Jun 201327 Jun 2013
http://www.ait.upct.es/icton2013/

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Conference15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
CountrySpain
CityCartagena
Period23/06/201327/06/2013
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Zhukovsky, S., Zalkovskij, M., Malureanu, R., Andryieuski, A., Novitsky, A., Tang, P. T., Jepsen, P. U., Kremers, C., Chigrin, D. N., & Lavrinenko, A. (2013). Plasmonic Dimer Metamaterials and Metasurfaces for Polarization Control of Terahertz and Optical Waves. In 2013 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) (pp. We.D5.2). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2013.6603017