Abstract

The broadband circular polarizer based on the surface plasmon of a metal nanostructure has important practical application due to its adjustability, low cost, and easy integration. In this article, a twisted multilayer double semi-disc structure is designed to allow for a broadband circular polarizer, whose transmission spectra are simulated using the finite element method under left-handed circularly polarized and right-handed circularly polarized extinction. The results show a large extinction ratio up to 900 for properly designed geometry and a broad bandwidth (defined as extinction ratio >10) of 50–160 nm. Additionally, the broadband position, bandwidth, and extinction rate are all sensitive to some geometric parameters, such as rotation angle, disk radius, and more, and the mechanism of this phenomenon is clarified by exploring the plasmon electromagnetic resonance on nanostructures.

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