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Multifunctional metasurfaces enabled by simultaneous and independent control of phase and amplitude for orthogonal polarization states

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Mingze Liu, Wenqi Zhu, Pengcheng Huo, Lei Feng, Maowen Song, Cheng Zhang, Lu Chen, Henri Lezec, Yanqing Lu, Amit Agrawal, Ting Xu

Abstract

Monochromatic light can be characterized by its three fundamental properties: amplitude, phase and polarization. In this work, we propose a versatile, transmission-mode all-dielectric metasurface platform that can independently manipulate the phase and amplitude for two orthogonal states of polarization in the visible frequency range. For proof-of-concept experimental demonstration, various single-layer metasurfaces composed of subwavelength-spaced titanium-dioxide (TiO2) nanopillars on a fused-silica substrate are designed, fabricated and characterized to exhibit the ability of polarization-switchable multidimensional light-field manipulation, including polarization switchable grayscale nanoprinting, non-uniform cylindrical lensing and complex-amplitude holography. We envision the metasurface platform demonstrated here to open new possibilities towards creating compact multifunctional optical devices for applications in polarization optics, information encoding, optical data storage and security.
Citation
Light: Science & Applications
Volume
10
Issue
1

Citation

Liu, M. , Zhu, W. , Huo, P. , Feng, L. , Song, M. , Zhang, C. , Chen, L. , Lezec, H. , Lu, Y. , Agrawal, A. and Xu, T. (2021), Multifunctional metasurfaces enabled by simultaneous and independent control of phase and amplitude for orthogonal polarization states, Light: Science & Applications, [online], https://doi.org/10.1038/s41377-021-00552-3 (Accessed August 9, 2022)
Created May 25, 2021, Updated October 25, 2021