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Discriminating between coherent and incoherent light with planar metamaterials

Discriminating between coherent and incoherent light with planar metamaterials
Discriminating between coherent and incoherent light with planar metamaterials
Planar metamaterials represent a powerful paradigm of optical engineering, which enables one to control the flow of light across structured material interfaces in the absence of high-order diffraction modes. We report on a discovery that planar metamaterials of a certain type formed by nanopatterned metal films respond differently to spatially coherent and incoherent light, enabling robust speckle-free discrimination between different degrees of light coherence. The effect has no direct analogue in natural optical materials and may find applications in nanoscale metadevices enhancing imaging, vision, detection, communication and metrology.
1530-6984
6869-6875
Frank, Thomas
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Buchnev, Oleksandr
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Cookson, Tamsin
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Kaczmarek, Malgosia
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Lagoudakis, Pavlos
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Fedotov, Vassili
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Frank, Thomas
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Cookson, Tamsin
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Kaczmarek, Malgosia
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Lagoudakis, Pavlos
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Fedotov, Vassili
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Frank, Thomas, Buchnev, Oleksandr, Cookson, Tamsin, Kaczmarek, Malgosia, Lagoudakis, Pavlos and Fedotov, Vassili (2019) Discriminating between coherent and incoherent light with planar metamaterials. Nano Letters, 19 (10), 6869-6875. (doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02094).

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Abstract

Planar metamaterials represent a powerful paradigm of optical engineering, which enables one to control the flow of light across structured material interfaces in the absence of high-order diffraction modes. We report on a discovery that planar metamaterials of a certain type formed by nanopatterned metal films respond differently to spatially coherent and incoherent light, enabling robust speckle-free discrimination between different degrees of light coherence. The effect has no direct analogue in natural optical materials and may find applications in nanoscale metadevices enhancing imaging, vision, detection, communication and metrology.

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Accepted/In Press date: 19 September 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 September 2019
Published date: 9 October 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 434550
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/434550
ISSN: 1530-6984
PURE UUID: c2bd8a04-dd00-4558-a0bb-39a44c3de050
ORCID for Thomas Frank: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4677-4055

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Date deposited: 01 Oct 2019 16:30
Last modified: 06 Nov 2019 01:29

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