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XIAO Xing-jian, ZHU Shi-ning, LI Tao. Performance analysis of the multiwavelength achromatic metalens[J]. Chinese Optics, 2021, 14(4): 823-830. doi: 10.37188/CO.2021-0102
Citation: XIAO Xing-jian, ZHU Shi-ning, LI Tao. Performance analysis of the multiwavelength achromatic metalens[J]. Chinese Optics, 2021, 14(4): 823-830. doi: 10.37188/CO.2021-0102

Performance analysis of the multiwavelength achromatic metalens

doi: 10.37188/CO.2021-0102
Funds:  Supported by National Key R&D Program of China (No. 2016YFA0202103); National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 91850204); Dengfeng Talent Program B of Nanjing University
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  • Corresponding author: taoli@nju.edu.cn
  • Received Date: 08 May 2021
  • Rev Recd Date: 20 May 2021
  • Available Online: 27 May 2021
  • Publish Date: 01 Jul 2021
  • Due to the intrinsic constraints of metalenses’ achromatic bandwidth, lens size, and numerical aperture, it’s hard to create a high-performance large scale broadband achromatic metalens. Discrete multi-wavelength achromatic metalenses can exceed multiple of these restrictions of these parameters, which means they could perform more suitably. Here, we introduce a phase-dispersion space, by which we prove that multiwavelength achromatic metalenses are theoretically more efficient than broadband achromatic metalenses. The efficiency of dualwavelength achromatic metalenses is 4 times that of broadband achromatic metalenses when calculated by simulation. We also analyze the relationship between efficiency and the frequency interval of multiwavelength achromatic metalens, and conclude that efficiency will decrease first and then increase as the frequency interval increases.


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