Ultra-thin plasmonic optical vortex plate based on phase discontinuities Academic Article uri icon


  • A flat optical device that generates optical vortices with a variety of topological charges is demonstrated. This device spatially modulates light beams over a distance much smaller than the wavelength in the direction of propagation by means of an array of V-shaped plasmonic antennas with sub-wavelength separation. Optical vortices are shown to develop after a sub-wavelength propagation distance from the array, a feature that has major potential implications for integrated optics. 2012 American Institute of Physics.

published proceedings

  • Applied Physics Letters

altmetric score

  • 6.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Genevet, P., Yu, N., Aieta, F., Lin, J., Kats, M. A., Blanchard, R., ... Capasso, F.

citation count

  • 419

complete list of authors

  • Genevet, Patrice||Yu, Nanfang||Aieta, Francesco||Lin, Jiao||Kats, Mikhail A||Blanchard, Romain||Scully, Marlan O||Gaburro, Zeno||Capasso, Federico

publication date

  • January 2012