Saturday, June 10, 2017

Abstract-Asymmetric optical transmission based on unidirectional excitation of surface plasmon polaritons in gradient metasurface

Yonghong Ling, Lirong Huang, Wei Hong, Tongjun Liu, Yali Sun, Jing Luan, and Gang Yuan

Asymmetric optical transmission is fundamental and highly desirable in information processing and full manipulation of lightwave. We here propose an asymmetric optical transmission device consisting of a gradient metasurface and a one-dimensional subwavelength grating. Owing to the unidirectional excitation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) by the gradient metasurface, and SPP-assisted extraordinary optical transmission, forward incident light has much higher transmission than the backward one. We combine temporal coupled mode theory and finite-difference time-domain simulations to verify its operation principle and study the performance. The results indicate that asymmetric transmission with high-contrast and large forward transmittance can be obtained around the 1.3 µm optical communication band.
© 2017 Optical Society of America

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