Accelerating beam generation via all-dielectric metasurfaces
Bağcı, Fehim Taha
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All-dielectric metasurfaces are unique component to control optical wavefront with high transmission or reflection coefficient. Recently, accelerating beam, which propagates along curved arbitrary trajectories, has been realized with conventional diffractive optical elements (DOE). However, DOE suffer from low sampling ratio of rapid phase gradients and its diffraction efficiency drops quickly when the wavelength is switched to another wavelength which is different than the designed wavelength. In this study, we show accelerating beam which is generated by highly efficient and polarization insensitive all-dielectric metasurfaces in the visible wavelength. The acceleration beam is numerically generated with the proposed metasurfaces which are composed of TiO2 nanopillars residing on glass substrate using finite difference time-domain computational method. It is shown that this beam has the ability to propagate curved trajectories in air medium. Transmission efficiency of the proposed structure is above 65% and desired arbitrary trajectories have been achieved. Generating highly efficient accelerating beam can be used in photonic applications in optical imaging, spectroscopy, optical micromanipulation and nonlinear optics. © 2019 SPIE.