Integrated plasmonic metasurfaces for spectropolarimetry

W.T. Chen, P. Török, M.R. Foreman, C.Y. Liao, W.-Y. Tsai, P.R. Wu, Din-ping Tsai

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© 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd.Plasmonic metasurfaces enable simultaneous control of the phase, momentum, amplitude and polarization of light and hence promise great utility in realization of compact photonic devices. In this paper, we demonstrate a novel chip-scale device suitable for simultaneous polarization and spectral measurements through use of six integrated plasmonic metasurfaces (IPMs), which diffract light with a given polarization state and spectral component into well-defined spatial domains. Full calibration and characterization of our device is presented, whereby good spectral resolution and polarization accuracy over a wavelength range of 500-700 nm is shown. Functionality of our device in a Müller matrix modality is demonstrated through determination of the polarization properties of a commercially available variable waveplate. Our proposed IPM is robust, compact and can be fabricated with a single photolithography step, promising many applications in polarization imaging, quantum communication and quantitative sensing.
Original languageEnglish
Article number224002
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • metamaterials
  • metasurfaces
  • spectropolarimetry
  • surface plasmon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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