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Polarization-independent broadband meta-holograms via polarization-dependent nanoholes


Composed of ultrathin metal or dielectric nanostructures, metasurface can manipulate the phase, amplitude and polarization of electromagnetic wave at subwavelength scale, which is promising for flat optical device. In general, a metasurface composed of space-variant anisotropic units are sensitive to the incident polarization due to the inherent polarization dependent geometric phase. Here, we implement polarization-independent broadband metasurface holograms constructed by polarization-dependent anisotropic elliptical nanoholes by elaborate design of the complex amplitude holograms. The fabricated meta-hologram exhibits a polarization insensitive feature with an acceptable image quality. We verify the feasibility of the design algorithm for three-dimensional (3D) meta-hologram with simulation and the feasibility for the two-dimensional (2D) meta-hologram is experimentally demonstrated at a broadband wavelength range from 405nm to 632.8nm. The effective polarization-independent broadband complex wavefront control with anisotropic elliptical nanoholes proposed in this paper greatly promotes the practical applications of metasurface in technologies associated with wavefront manipulation, such as flat lens, colorful holographic display and optical storage.

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The article was received on 13 Nov 2017, accepted on 14 Apr 2018 and first published on 16 Apr 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR08428E
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Polarization-independent broadband meta-holograms via polarization-dependent nanoholes

    X. Luo, X. zhang, X. Li, J. Jin, M. Pu, X. Ma, J. Luo, Y. Guo and C. Wang, Nanoscale, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR08428E

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