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23 July 2018 Design of aluminum nitride metalens in the ultraviolet spectrum
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Ultraviolet (UV) components are widely used in industry, and the scientific and medical research fields. However, they are known to be inefficient (due to high absorption loss of UV light), expensive, and bulky. Special ultrawide bandgap dielectric metasurface should have a high efficiency due to low absorption and can be used to control the amplitude, polarization, and phase of UV light. We demonstrate UV metalens design specifically at representative UVC (244 nm), UVB (308 nm), and UVA (375 nm) wavelength, respectively. Both one-dimensional and two-dimensional metalenses are demonstrated for light convergence. The designed metalens is composed of high-aspect-ratio aluminum nitride nanorod array, with the corresponding conversion efficiency estimated to be as high as 91.15%, 89.92%, and 79.46%. Our designed UV metalens and the method demonstrated would promote the miniaturization and high-density integration of the UV nanophotonics.
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Linhao Guo, Siyuan Xu, Rongqiao Wan, Tao Li, Lingxing Xiong, Liancheng Wang, and Wenhui Zhu "Design of aluminum nitride metalens in the ultraviolet spectrum," Journal of Nanophotonics 12(4), 043513 (23 July 2018).
Received: 18 April 2018; Accepted: 6 July 2018; Published: 23 July 2018

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