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Polarization Conversion with Elliptical Patch Nanoantennas
Applied Physics Letters
  • Feng Wang, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Ayan Chakrabarty, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Fred Minkowski, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Kai Sun, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Qi-Huo Wei, Kent State University
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  • infrared perfect absorber,
  • optical activity,
  • metamaterials,
  • light

In this paper, we demonstrate arrays of optical patch nanoantennas can convert light polarization through reflection. By breaking the azimuthal symmetry, elliptical plasmonic patch nanoantennas exhibit both even and odd cavity modes, which can be expressed by Mathieu functions. It is shown that by properly orienting the incident polarization, a linearly polarized light in resonance with one cavity mode can be converted into an elliptical or circular polarization after reflection. Since the major cavity modes can be excited at all incident angles, the polarization conversion by these elliptical patch nanoantennas can be realized with wide range of incident angles.


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Feng Wang, Ayan Chakrabarty, Fred Minkowski, Kai Sun, et al.. "Polarization Conversion with Elliptical Patch Nanoantennas" Applied Physics Letters Vol. 101 Iss. 2 (2012)
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