Creation of a longitudinally polarized subwavelength hotspot with an ultra-thin planar lens: vectorial Rayleigh-Sommerfeld method

Huapeng Ye, Cheng-Wei Qiu, Kun Huang, Jinghua Teng, Boris Luk'yanchuk and Swee Ping Yeo.

Creation of a longitudinally polarized subwavelength hotspot with an ultra-thin planar lens: vectorial Rayleigh-Sommerfeld method

ABSTRACT

This letter shows how a longitudinally polarized hotspot can be created by a planar ultra-thin lens that beats the diffraction limit. On the imaging plane, a subwavelength optical resolution 0.39 lambda with almost purely longitudinal electric component has been demonstrated in air ambient. This novel paradigm addresses simultaneously both longitudinal polarization and deep sub-diffraction imaging, by a planar lens composed of ultra-thin opaque concentric annuli. The vectorial Rayleigh-Sommerfeld (VRS) approach, offering the advantage of significant reduction in computation, has been developed for a particular optimization of a flat lens with full control of polarization. Empowered by the robustness of VRS in dealing with polarization states, the proposed roadmap may be universally and efficiently integrated with other optimization algorithms to design super-resolution imaging with controlled polarization states at any wavelength without luminescence of the object. The lens, which is empowered by the proposed method, opens an avenue for the first time toward a highly integrated imaging system with advanced functionalities in far-field super-imaging, tailored polarization states and flat ultra-thin geometry simultaneously.


Language English
Journal Laser physics letters
Year
2013
Article number 65004
Volume 10
Issue number
6
Status published


KEYWORDS

near-field; light-diffraction; recorded marks; kirchhoff; aperture; binary


DOI: 10.1088/1612-2011/10/6/065004

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Ye, H. ,Qiu, C. W. ,Huang, K. ,Teng, J. , &Yeo, S. P. . (2013). Creation of a longitudinally polarized subwavelength hotspot with an ultra-thin planar lens: vectorial rayleigh-sommerfeld method. Laser Physics Letters10(6), 065004.

 Huapeng Ye, Cheng-Wei Qiu, Kun Huang, Jinghua Teng, Boris Luk'yanchuk and Swee Ping Yeo. Creation of a longitudinally polarized subwavelength hotspot with an ultra-thin planar lens: vectorial Rayleigh-Sommerfeld method. Laser physics letters, 2013, 10(6), 65004.

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