Polarization controlled colorful images reconstructed by reflective meta-hologram

Yao Wei Huang, Wei Ting Chen, Kuang Yu Yang, Chih Ming Wang, Pin Chieh Wu, Greg Sun, Shulin Sun, Lei Zhou, Ai Qun Liu, Din Ping Tsai

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Holograms, the optical devices to reconstruct pre-designed images, have been evolved dramatically since the advances in todays nanotechnology [1-4]. Metamaterials, the sub-wavelength artificial structures with tailored refraction index, enable us to design the meta-hologram working in arbitrary frequency region. Here we demonstrated the first reflective type, dual image and high efficient meta-hologram with the incident angle as well as the coherence of incident wave insensitivity in visible region at least from λ = 632.8 nm to λ = 850 nm. The meta-hologram is composed of 50-nm-thick gold cross nano-antenna coupled with 130-nm-thick gold mirror with a 50-nm-thick MgF2 as spacer. It shows different images with high image contract under x-and y-polarized illumination, respectively. Making use of the characteristic of meta-materials, these optical properties of proposed meta-hologram can be transferred to arbitrary electromagnetic region by scale-up the size of the unit cell of meta-hologram, leading to more compact, efficient and promising electromagnetic components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetamaterials
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications 2014
EditorsNikolay I. Zheludev, Nikolay I. Zheludev, Nader Engheta, Mikhail A. Noginov
ISBN (Electronic)9781628411874
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventMetamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications 2014 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 17 Aug 201421 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceMetamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • cross nanoantennas
  • meta-hologram
  • metasurfaces
  • Plasmonic metamaterials
  • polarizationcontrolled dual images
  • reflection phase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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