Tunable graphene-coated spiral dielectric lens as a circular polarization analyzer

Bofeng Zhu, Guobin Ren, Martin J. Cryan, Chenglong Wan, Yixiao Gao, Yang Yang, Shuisheng Jian

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Abstract

We propose a tunable circular polarization analyzer based on a graphene-coated spiral dielectric lens. Spatially separated solid dot shape (or donut shape) field can be achieved if the geometric shape of analyzer and incident circular polarization possess the opposite (or same) chirality. Moreover, distinct from the narrow working bandwidth of a traditional circular polarization analyzer, the focusing and defocusing effects in the analyzer are independent of the chemical potential of graphene, and depend only on the dielectric permittivities and the grating occupation ratio. Combined with the strong tunability of graphene plasmons, the operation wavelength of analyzer can be tuned by adjusting the graphene chemical potential without degrading the performance. The proposed analyzer could be used in applications in chemistry or biology, such as analyzing the physiological properties of chiral molecules based on circular polarization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8348-8356
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2015

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