A four-zone transmission azimuthal micropolarizer with phase shift
S.S. Stafeev, M.V. Kotlyar, L. O’Faolain, A.G. Nalimov, V.V. Kotlyar


Image Processing Systems Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Samara, Russia,
S.P. Korolyov Samara State Aerospace University, Samara, Russia,

SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Full text of article: Russian language.


A binary subwavelength four-zone transmission element with metasurface for simultaneously controlling the polarization and phase of laser light was synthesized and characterized. The element was manufactured in a silicon film spattered on a glass substrate. It performs the near-field conversion of a linearly polarized incident laser beam into a near azimuthally polarized beam with a phase shift of π at diametrically opposite points of the beam. In the far field, the converted beam produces an intensity maximum at the center, as opposed to the minimum from the azimuthally polarized beam.

transmission subwavelength micropolarizer, azimuthally polarized light, metasurface, phase shift.

Stafeev SS, Kotlyar MV, O’Faolain L, Nalimov AG, Kotlyar VV. A four-zone transmission azimuthal micropolarizer with phase shift. Computer Optics 2016; 40(1): 12-8. DOI: 10.18287/2412-6179-2016-40-1-12-18.


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