NM09.17.05 : Broadband Achromatic Metalenses

9:15 AM–9:30 AM Apr 6, 2018 (America - Denver)

PCC North, 200 Level, Room 231 BC

Pin Chieh Wu1 Shuming Wang2 Bo Han Chen3 Yi-Chieh Lai3 Cheng Hung Chu1 Jia-Wern Chen3 Yu Han Chen3 Ji Chen2 Beibei Xu2 Tao Li2 Shining Zhu2 Din Ping Tsai1 3

1, Academia Sinica, Taipei, , Taiwan
2, Nanjing University, Nanjing, , China
3, National Taiwan University, Taipei, , Taiwan

Metasurfaces have shown great abilities on controlling light properties on demand at a subwavelength resolution [1]. They therefore are very promising for the development of flat optical components. However, the building blocks of metasurfaces usual exhibit strong dispersion effect, which results in chromatic aberration apparently [2-4]. For addressing this issue, we come out a design principle by incorporating geometric phase with integrated-resonant unit elements for realizing specific phase compensation at corresponding spatial position [5]. The basic building blocks of the metasurface are gold nano-rods and their assemblies. The metal-dielectric-metal structural configuration is implemented to access a cavity-like resonance for the improvement of working efficiency. As a proof of concept, two reflective achromatic metasurface devices (focusing metalens and beam deflector) are demonstrated for circularly-polarized incident light. They are capable of eliminating the chromatic effect over an ultra-broad continuous bandwidth in near-infrared (from 1200 nm to 1680 nm). To our best knowledge, this is the state-of-the-art demonstration for realizing truly achromatic devices with flat optical metasurfaces. The working wavelength can be further pushed to the visible spectrum through replacing the metallic structures by high-index dielectric unit-elements [6]. Our design principle paves a way to flexibly engineer the phase dispersion, benefitting the development of feasible application for full-color imaging systems and detections, just named a few.

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4. P. C. Wu, W.-Y. Tsai, W. T. Chen, Y.-W. Huang, T.-Y. Chen, J.-W. Chen, C. Y. Liao, C. H. Chu, G. Sun, and D. P. Tsai, "Versatile polarization generation with an aluminum plasmonic metasurface," Nano Lett. 17, 445-452 (2017).
5. S. Wang, P. C. Wu, V.-C. Su, Y.-C. Lai, C. Hung Chu, J.-W. Chen, S.-H. Lu, J. Chen, B. Xu, C.-H. Kuan, T. Li, S. Zhu, and D. P. Tsai, "Broadband achromatic optical metasurface devices," Nat. Commun. 8, 187 (2017).
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