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Manipulating polarization of light with ultrathin epsilon-near-zero metamaterials

Ginzburg, P; Rodríguez Fortuño, F J; Wurtz, G A; Dickson, W; Murphy, A; Morgan, F; Pollard, R J; Iorsh, I; Atrashchenko, A; Belov, P A; Kivshar, Yuri; Nevet, A; Ankonina, G; Orenstein, M; Zayats, A V

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One of the basic functionalities of photonic devices is the ability to manipulate the polarization state of light. Polarization components are usually implemented using the retardation effect in natural birefringent crystals and, thus, have a bulky design. Here, we have demonstrated the polarization manipulation of light by employing a thin subwavelength slab of metamaterial with an extremely anisotropic effective permittivity tensor. Polarization properties of light incident on the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGinzburg, P
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Fortuño, F J
dc.contributor.authorWurtz, G A
dc.contributor.authorDickson, W
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, A
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, F
dc.contributor.authorPollard, R J
dc.contributor.authorIorsh, I
dc.contributor.authorAtrashchenko, A
dc.contributor.authorBelov, P A
dc.contributor.authorKivshar, Yuri
dc.contributor.authorNevet, A
dc.contributor.authorAnkonina, G
dc.contributor.authorOrenstein, M
dc.contributor.authorZayats, A V
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-12T00:46:40Z
dc.date.available2016-05-12T00:46:40Z
dc.identifier.issn1094-4087
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/101216
dc.description.abstractOne of the basic functionalities of photonic devices is the ability to manipulate the polarization state of light. Polarization components are usually implemented using the retardation effect in natural birefringent crystals and, thus, have a bulky design. Here, we have demonstrated the polarization manipulation of light by employing a thin subwavelength slab of metamaterial with an extremely anisotropic effective permittivity tensor. Polarization properties of light incident on the metamaterial in the regime of hyperbolic, epsilon-near-zero, and conventional elliptic dispersions were compared. We have shown that both reflection from and transmission through λ/20 thick slab of the metamaterial may provide nearly complete linear-to-circular polarization conversion or 90° linear polarization rotation, not achievable with natural materials. Using ellipsometric measurements, we experimentally studied the polarization conversion properties of the metamaterial slab made of the plasmonic nanorod arrays in different dispersion regimes. We have also suggested all-optical ultrafast control of reflected or transmitted light polarization by employing metal nonlinearities.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has been supported in part by EPSRC (UK) and ERC. P. G. acknowledges support from the Royal Society via the Newton International Fellowship.
dc.publisherOptical Society of America
dc.rights© 2013 Optical Society of America
dc.sourceOptics express
dc.subjectcomputer simulation
dc.subjectlight
dc.subjectnanoparticles
dc.subjectrefractometry
dc.subjectscattering, radiation
dc.subjectsurface plasmon resonance
dc.subjectmodels, theoretical
dc.titleManipulating polarization of light with ultrathin epsilon-near-zero metamaterials
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume21
dc.date.issued2013-06-17
local.identifier.absfor020500
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB4162
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.osa.org/en-us/home/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGinzburg, Pavel, King's College London, United Kingdom
local.contributor.affiliationRodriguez Fortuno, F J, King's College London, United Kingdom
local.contributor.affiliationWurtz, G A, King's College London, United Kingdom
local.contributor.affiliationDickson, W, King's College London, United Kingdom
local.contributor.affiliationMurphy, A, Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom
local.contributor.affiliationMorgan, F, Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom
local.contributor.affiliationPollard, R J, Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom
local.contributor.affiliationIorsh, I., St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Russia
local.contributor.affiliationAtrashchenko, V, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
local.contributor.affiliationBelov, Pavel A, St Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Russia
local.contributor.affiliationKivshar, Yuri, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, CPMS Research School of Physics and Engineering, Nonlinear Physics Centre, The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationIorsh, I. V., National Research University of Information Technologies, Russia
local.identifier.essn1094-4087
local.bibliographicCitation.issue12
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage14907
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage14917
local.identifier.doi10.1364/OE.21.014907
dc.date.updated2016-06-14T08:36:24Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84879336237
local.identifier.thomsonID000320510300102
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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