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Wideband High-Reflection Chiral Dielectric Metasurface

By Zhipeng Hu, Nan He, Yuwei Sun, Yi Jin, and Sailing He
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 172, 51-60, 2021


Compared to natural materials, artificial subwavelength structures can enhance chiroptical effects in a stronger way, and the requirement of low material loss and wideband operation is desired in many situations. Here, we propose an all-dielectric chiral metasurface as a periodic array of centrosymmetric staggered silicon cuboid pairs to achieve strong circular dichroism in a wide band. As a demonstration, the designed chiral metasurface may strongly reflect the chosen circularly polarized light with the spin preserved in the operating wavelength range of 1.51~1.60 um while highly transmit (with an efficiency greater than 95%) the opposite circularly polarized light with the spin flipped. Then, two application cases are given for the designed chiral metasurface. A flat chiral meta-lens is constructed to produce wideband focusing in the transmission/reflection side while the disturbing from the opposite circular polarization is well blocked by high reflection/transmission. A chiral Fabry-Perot cavity is also constructed, which has an extremely high quality factor (2.1E4). The proposed method provides an efficient way to produce strong chiroptical effects and has a promising potential for various applications such as signal processing, sensing, radiation and detection.


Zhipeng Hu, Nan He, Yuwei Sun, Yi Jin, and Sailing He, "Wideband High-Reflection Chiral Dielectric Metasurface," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 172, 51-60, 2021.


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