Abstract

We show that optical transmission of linearly polarized light through a plasmonic subwavelength metallic grating cascaded with a dielectric grating at a 45° angle to each other is asymmetric in opposite directions. A key characteristic of this asymmetric transmission is that the polarization of the transmitted light is changed. Simulation results reveal that transmission of 0.92 in one direction and 105 in the opposite direction can be obtained at normal incidence at a wavelength of 1550 nm. Because of their high optical performance and loose fabrication requirements, the structures may provide practical applications in the control of light transmission.

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Bowden, C. M.

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2023 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Bustarret, E.

A. Barbara, P. Quemerais, E. Bustarret, and T. Lopez-Rios, Phys. Rev. B 66, 161403 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Caglayan, H.

Cakmakyapan, S.

Chen, Y.

A. S. Schwanecke, V. A. Fedotov, V. V. Khardikov, S. L. Prosvirnin, Y. Chen, and N. I. Zheludev, Nano Lett. 8, 2940 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Cheville, R. A.

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 80, 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chong, Y. D.

Z. Wang, Y. D. Chong, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljacic, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013905 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Cincotti, G.

G. Cincotti, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 1645 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dowling, J. P.

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2023 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Fan, S.

Z. Yu, Z. Wang, and S. Fan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 121133 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Fedotov, V. A.

A. S. Schwanecke, V. A. Fedotov, V. V. Khardikov, S. L. Prosvirnin, Y. Chen, and N. I. Zheludev, Nano Lett. 8, 2940 (2008).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, V. V. Khardikov, and S. L. Prosvirnin, Nano Lett. 7, 1996 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Figotin, A.

A. Figotin and I. Vitebskiy, Phys. Rev. B 67, 165210 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Guo, C. C.

Haldane, F. D. M.

F. D. M. Haldane and S. Raghu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013904 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Helgert, C.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hibbins, A. P.

M. J. Lockyear, A. P. Hibbins, K. R. White, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056611 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Joannopoulos, J. D.

Z. Wang, Y. D. Chong, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljacic, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013905 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Khardikov, V. V.

A. S. Schwanecke, V. A. Fedotov, V. V. Khardikov, S. L. Prosvirnin, Y. Chen, and N. I. Zheludev, Nano Lett. 8, 2940 (2008).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, V. V. Khardikov, and S. L. Prosvirnin, Nano Lett. 7, 1996 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kley, E. B.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lajunen, H.

Lederer, F.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef]

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 80, 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lockyear, M. J.

M. J. Lockyear, A. P. Hibbins, K. R. White, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056611 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lopez-Rios, T.

A. Barbara, P. Quemerais, E. Bustarret, and T. Lopez-Rios, Phys. Rev. B 66, 161403 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Menzel, C.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef]

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 80, 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ozbay, E.

Pertsch, T.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Plum, E.

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 80, 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Prosvirnin, S. L.

A. S. Schwanecke, V. A. Fedotov, V. V. Khardikov, S. L. Prosvirnin, Y. Chen, and N. I. Zheludev, Nano Lett. 8, 2940 (2008).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, V. V. Khardikov, and S. L. Prosvirnin, Nano Lett. 7, 1996 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Quemerais, P.

A. Barbara, P. Quemerais, E. Bustarret, and T. Lopez-Rios, Phys. Rev. B 66, 161403 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Raghu, S.

F. D. M. Haldane and S. Raghu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013904 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rockstuhl, C.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef]

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 80, 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sambles, J. R.

M. J. Lockyear, A. P. Hibbins, K. R. White, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056611 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Scalora, M.

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2023 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Schwanecke, A. S.

A. S. Schwanecke, V. A. Fedotov, V. V. Khardikov, S. L. Prosvirnin, Y. Chen, and N. I. Zheludev, Nano Lett. 8, 2940 (2008).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, V. V. Khardikov, and S. L. Prosvirnin, Nano Lett. 7, 1996 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Serebryannikov, A. E.

Singh, R.

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 80, 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Soljacic, M.

Z. Wang, Y. D. Chong, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljacic, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013905 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tervo, J.

Tünnermann, A.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Turunen, J.

Vitebskiy, I.

A. Figotin and I. Vitebskiy, Phys. Rev. B 67, 165210 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

Z. Wang, Y. D. Chong, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljacic, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013905 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Z. Yu, Z. Wang, and S. Fan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 121133 (2007).
[CrossRef]

White, K. R.

M. J. Lockyear, A. P. Hibbins, K. R. White, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056611 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ye, W. M.

Yu, Z.

Z. Yu, Z. Wang, and S. Fan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 121133 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yuan, X. D.

Zen, C.

Zeng, C.

Zhang, W.

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 80, 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zheludev, N. I.

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 80, 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Schwanecke, V. A. Fedotov, V. V. Khardikov, S. L. Prosvirnin, Y. Chen, and N. I. Zheludev, Nano Lett. 8, 2940 (2008).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, V. V. Khardikov, and S. L. Prosvirnin, Nano Lett. 7, 1996 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Z. Yu, Z. Wang, and S. Fan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 121133 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

G. Cincotti, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 1645 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2023 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Nano Lett. (2)

V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, V. V. Khardikov, and S. L. Prosvirnin, Nano Lett. 7, 1996 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Schwanecke, V. A. Fedotov, V. V. Khardikov, S. L. Prosvirnin, Y. Chen, and N. I. Zheludev, Nano Lett. 8, 2940 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. B (4)

A. Barbara, P. Quemerais, E. Bustarret, and T. Lopez-Rios, Phys. Rev. B 66, 161403 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 80, 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Figotin and I. Vitebskiy, Phys. Rev. B 67, 165210 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Serebryannikov, Phys. Rev. B 80, 155117 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

M. J. Lockyear, A. P. Hibbins, K. R. White, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. E 74, 056611 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

Z. Wang, Y. D. Chong, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljacic, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013905 (2008).
[CrossRef]

F. D. M. Haldane and S. Raghu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013904 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of one-way optical transmission structure consisting of cascaded subwavelength metallic and dielectric gratings oriented to each other at a 45° angle. The subwavelength metallic and dielectric gratings are oriented along the z and x^+z directions, respectively.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Calculated transmittance amplitudes T and T corresponding to the field components parallel and perpendicular to the dielectric grating grooves, respectively, when considering only a single dielectric grating. (b) Calculated transmittance phase delay difference Δφ between the two field components. Insets show the corresponding electric field profiles when Δφ is 180° at a wavelength of 1550 nm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Calculated total transmission T and T+ corresponding to propagation in opposite directions for cascaded subwavelength metallic and dielectric gratings oriented to each other at a 45° angle. (b) Calculated transmission contrast ratio between the opposite directions.

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