By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Science have been published. According to news reporting originating from Odense, Denmark, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In the quest to miniaturise photonics, it is of paramount importance to control light at the nanoscale. We reveal the main physical mechanism responsible for operation of gap plasmon-based gradient metasurfaces, comprising a periodic arrangement of metal nanobricks, and suggest that two degrees of freedom in the nanobrick geometry allow one to independently control the reflection phases of orthogonal light polarisations."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Southern Denmark, "We demonstrate, both theoretically and experimentally, how orthogonal linear polarisations of light at wavelengths close to 800?nm can be manipulated independently, efficiently and in a broad wavelength range by realising polarisation beam splitters and polarisation-independent beam steering, showing at the same time the robustness of metasurface designs towards fabrication tolerances. The presented approach establishes a new class of compact optical components, viz., plasmonic metasurfaces with controlled gradient birefringence, with no dielectric counterparts."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It can straightforwardly be adapted to realise new optical components with hitherto inaccessible functionalities."
For more information on this research see: Gap plasmon-based metasurfaces for total control of reflected light. Scientific Reports, 2013;3():2155. (Nature Publishing Group - www.nature.com/; Scientific Reports - www.nature.com/srep/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Pors, Dept. of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark, Niels Bohrs Alle 1, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark. Additional authors for this research include O. Albrektsen, I.P. Radko and S.I Bozhevolnyi (see also Science).
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