Arbitrary birefringent metamaterials for holographic optics at λ = 1.55 μm.

Journal Article

This paper presents an optical element capable of multiplexing two diffraction patterns for two orthogonal linear polarizations, based on the use of non-resonant metamaterial cross elements. The metamaterial cross elements provide unique building blocks for engineering arbitrary birefringence. As a proof-of-concept demonstration, we present the design and experimental characterization of a polarization multiplexed blazed diffraction grating and a polarization multiplexed computer-generated hologram, for the telecommunication wavelength of λ = 1.55 μm. A quantitative study of the polarization multiplexed grating reveals that this approach yields a very large polarization contrast ratio. The results show that metamaterials can form the basis for a versatile and compact platform useful in the design of multi-functional photonic devices.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tsai, Y-J; Larouche, S; Tyler, T; Llopis, A; Royal, M; Jokerst, NM; Smith, DR

Published Date

  • November 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 22

Start / End Page

  • 26620 - 26630

PubMed ID

  • 24216883

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/oe.21.026620

Language

  • eng