Measurement of photon sorting at microwave frequencies in a cavity array metasurface
Mandel, Isroel M.
Hooper, Ian R.
Gollub, Jonah N.
Hibbins, Alastair P.
Crouse, David T.
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
© 2015 IEEE
We present experimental results demonstrating the spatial sorting of incoming radiation in two spectral ranges. A metasurface composed of a periodically patterned metal of subwavelength thickness with dielectric inclusions concentrates and localizes electromagnetic fields near the surface. Light of the separate spectral bands is channeled into different geometrically tuned cavities within each spatially repeating unit cell. Excitation of cavity modes facilitates this simultaneous spatial- and spectral-selective absorption. The measured reflection and field profiles are presented and the spectral and spatial selectivity are shown. A method to apply these concepts to split radiation into three spectral bands is also proposed.
This work was supported in part by the AFOSR Bioenergy project (FA9550-10-1-0350), in part by the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Metamaterials (IIP-1068028), and in part by the EPSRC, U.K. funding through the QUEST project (ref: EP/I034548/1).
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