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Type: Journal article
Title: Dielectric-resonator metasurfaces for broadband terahertz quarter- and half-wave mirrors
Author: Lee, W.
Ako, R.
Xian Low, M.
Bhaskaran, M.
Sriram, S.
Fumeaux, C.
Withayachumnankul, W.
Citation: Optics Express, 2018; 26(11):14392-14406
Publisher: OSA Publishing
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 1094-4087
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Wendy S. L. Lee, Rajour T. Ako, Mei Xian Low, Madhu Bhaskaran, Sharath Sriram, Christophe Fumeaux, and Withawat Withayachumnankul
Abstract: Polarization conversion of terahertz waves is important for applications in imaging and communications. Conventional wave plates used for polarization conversion are inherently bulky and operate at discrete wavelengths. As a substitute, we employ reflective metasurfaces composed of subwavelength resonators to obtain similar functionality but with enhanced performance. More specifically, we demonstrate low-order dielectric resonators in place of commonly used planar metallic resonators to achieve high radiation efficiencies. As a demonstration of the concept, we present firstly, a quarter-wave mirror that converts 45° incident linearly polarized waves into circularly polarized waves. Next, we present a half-wave mirror that preserves the handedness of circularly polarized waves upon reflection, and in addition, rotates linearly polarized waves by 90° upon reflection. Both metasurfaces operate with high efficiency over a measurable relative bandwidth of 49% for the quarter-wave mirror and 53% for the half-wave mirror. This broadband and high efficiency capabilities of our metasurfaces will allow to leverage maximum benefits from a vast terahertz bandwidth.
Rights: © 2018 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement. (CC BY 4.0)
RMID: 0030090258
DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.014392
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