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Optical fiber-integrated achromatic metalens based on catenary metasurfaces

Posted on 2023-11-22 - 15:33
A challenge in all-fiber-integrated metasurface devices is to efficiently control dispersion in the limited fiber end area to build metasurfaces, therefore, the design of metasurfaces with a special structure becomes crucial to meet the demands of dispersion control. Unique phase response of circularly polarized light in catenary metasurfaces can offer new opportunities for polarization-sensitive arbitrary chromatic dispersion control. Herein, we proposed an optical achromatic metalens based on equal width catenary metasurfaces integrated on the large-mode optical fiber (LMF) end. To reduce phase distortions, the LMF is designed to generate quasi-plane waves (QPW), and then QPW converts from catenary metasurfaces to realize achromatic focusing. A notable feature of this device is its axial focal length shift as low as 0.09% across the operation wavelength range from 1.33 μm to 1.55 μm, demonstrating its excellent dispersion control capability. Furthermore, the device exhibits exceptional capabilities to breakthrough the diffraction limit of the output field. This research has potential applications in the fields of achromatic imaging, chromatic aberration correction, super-resolution imaging, and optical modulation.


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