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Special Issue "Metasurface Diffraction and Polarization Optics"
A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 2054
Special Issue Editor
Interests: metasurfaces; optical field manipulation; plasmonics; nanophotonics; metamaterials; chiral materials
Special Issue Information
Molding the phase, amplitude, polarization, and resonant properties of light in a desired manner has been long sought by researchers on electromagnetics and optics because light plays a significant role in information processing, imaging, sensing, displaying, energy transfer, and so on. Conventional ways to control light wave rely mainly on curved surfaces of bulky optical materials that accumulate phase delays during propagation. Based on traditional refractive optics, polarization optics, and diffraction optics, optical elements are typically bulky and cumbersome, such as thick curved lenses, cubic polarization elements, and thickness-varying holographic elements. The non-negligible thickness of traditional optical elements limits their uses in the integration with other functional devices or in compact systems. Recently, metasurface composed of artificially designed subwavelength plasmonic or dielectric meta-atoms arranged across the interface has emerged as a new paradigm to versatilely control light. Based on spatial modulation of phase discontinuity of the subwavelength meta-atom, arbitrary forms of optical diffraction could be tailored on a flat platform. Based on such metasurface diffraction optics, many flat optic devices have emerged, including flat metalenses, compact special beam shapers, and high-performance meta-holograms. By further exploiting the birefringent properties of anisotropic meta-atoms, versatile polarization properties of light could be controlled, yielding broadband meta-waveplates, full Poincare sphere polarizers, chiral devices, and arbitrary polarization beam splitters with simultaneous compact size and high performance. In addition, by combining metasurface diffraction and polarization optics, integrating multiple functionalities within a single layer is possible. Fascinating phenomena emerge, including vectorial holography, composite vectorial beam shaping, topological knots, and so on. The purpose of this Special Issue is to introduce new diffraction and polarization effects on metasurfaces, as well as spectral resonance tailoring associated with them, including new metasurface structure designs, metasurface optimization algorithm, metasurface-based imaging, displaying, sensing, and polarimetry applications. We invite the submission of original research, review, mini review, and perspective articles on themes including, but not limited to:
- Metasurface diffraction optical elements;
- Metasurface holography;
- Resonant metasurfaces;
- Birefringent metasurfaces;
- Di-attenuation metasurfaces;
- Chiral metasurfaces;
- metasurface waveplates;
- Metasurface polarizers;
- Metasurface polarization beam splitters;
- Jones matrix metasurfaces;
- Malus metasurfaces;
- Metasurface polarization singularities.
Prof. Dr. Zi-Lan Deng
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- plasmonic devices
- optical diffraction element