Wavevector Selective Metasurfaces and Tunnel Vision Filters
Fedotov, Vassili A.
Zheludev, Nikolay I.
Date of Issue2015
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies
Metasurfaces offer unprecedented flexibility in the design and control of light propagation, replacing bulk optical components and exhibiting exotic optical effects. One of the basic properties of the metasurfaces, which renders them as frequency selective surfaces, is the ability to transmit or reflect radiation within a narrow frequency band that can be engineered on demand. Here we introduce and demonstrate experimentally in the THz domain the concept of wavevector selective surfaces – metasurfaces transparent only within a narrow range of light propagation directions operating effectively as tunnel vision filters. Practical implementations of the new concept include applications in wavefront manipulation, observational instruments, vision and free-space communication in light-scattering environments.
Light: Science & Applications
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