Journal article

Experimental demonstration of a wave plate utilizing localized plasmonic resonances in nanoapertures

Jasper J Cadusch, Timothy D James, Ann Roberts

OPTICS EXPRESS | OPTICAL SOC AMER | Published : 2013

Abstract

Here we demonstrate the fabrication and characterization of a plasmonic wave plate. The device uses detuned, orthogonal nanometric apertures that support localized surface plasmon resonances on their interior walls. A device was fabricated in a thin silver film using focused ion beam milling and standard polarization tomography used to determine its Mueller matrix. We demonstrate a device that can convert linearly polarized light to light with an overall degree of polarization of 88% and a degree of circular polarization of 86% at a particular wavelength of 702 nm.