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Spin-Orbit Angular Momentum Conversion in Metamaterials and Metasurfaces

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Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires 1428, Argentina
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Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires (IFIBA), Universidad de Buenos Aires-CONICET, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires 1428, Argentina
Quantum Reports 2019, 1(1), 91-106; https://doi.org/10.3390/quantum1010010
Received: 28 June 2019 / Revised: 17 July 2019 / Accepted: 19 July 2019 / Published: 25 July 2019
In the last decades, unprecedented progress in the manipulation of the spin angular momentum (SAM) and orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light has been achieved, enabling a number of applications, ranging from classical and quantum communication to optical microscopy and super-resolution imaging. Metasurfaces are artificially engineered 2D metamaterials with designed subwavelength-size building blocks, which allow the precise control of optical fields with unparalleled flexibility and performance. The reduced dimensionality of optical metasurfaces enables new physics and leads to functionalities and applications that are remarkably different from those achievable with bulk materials. In this review, we present an overview of the progress in optical metasurfaces for the manipultation of SAM and OAM of light, for applications in integrated spin-orbit conversion (SOC) devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: orbital angular momentum; spin-orbit coupling; 2D metamaterials orbital angular momentum; spin-orbit coupling; 2D metamaterials
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Puentes, G. Spin-Orbit Angular Momentum Conversion in Metamaterials and Metasurfaces. Quantum Reports 2019, 1, 91-106.

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