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Title: Broadband chirality-coded meta-aperture for photon-spin resolving
Authors: Du, Luping
Kou, Shan Shan
Balaur, Eugeniu
Cadusch, Jasper J.
Roberts, Ann
Abbey, Brian
Yuan, Xiao-Cong
Tang, Dingyuan
Lin, Jiao
Keywords: Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
Nanoscience and Technology
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Du, L., Kou, S. S., Balaur, E., Cadusch, J. J., Roberts, A., Abbey, B., . . . Lin, J. (2015). Broadband chirality-coded meta-aperture for photon-spin resolving. Nature Communications, 6, 10051-. doi:10.1038/ncomms10051
Series/Report no.: Nature Communications
Abstract: The behaviour of light transmitted through an individual subwavelength aperture becomes counterintuitive in the presence of surrounding ‘decoration’, a phenomenon known as the extraordinary optical transmission. Despite being polarization-sensitive, such an individual nano-aperture, however, often cannot differentiate between the two distinct spin-states of photons because of the loss of photon information on light-aperture interaction. This creates a ‘blind-spot’ for the aperture with respect to the helicity of chiral light. Here we report the development of a subwavelength aperture embedded with metasurfaces dubbed a ‘meta-aperture’, which breaks this spin degeneracy. By exploiting the phase-shaping capabilities of metasurfaces, we are able to create specific meta-apertures in which the pair of circularly polarized light spin-states produces opposite transmission spectra over a broad spectral range. The concept incorporating metasurfaces with nano-apertures provides a venue for exploring new physics on spin-aperture interaction and potentially has a broad range of applications in spin-optoelectronics and chiral sensing.
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10051
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