, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 1129–1134 | Cite as

A Universal Plasmonic Polarization State Analyzer

  • Qi Zhang
  • Peiyu Li
  • Yanying Li
  • Xiaorong Ren
  • Shuyun TengEmail author


We propose a universal plasmonic polarization state analyzer consisting of rectangular holes arranged along an Archimedes spiral in silver film. The analyzer can detect different polarization states of light including linear, circular, radial and azimuthal polarizations. The theoretical analysis of its transmitted field is performed on the basis of the dipole radiations, and the analytic expressions of the electric field distributions under different polarized illuminations are provided. The numerical simulations of the near-field transmissions are also conducted to verify the analytic results. The significant differences between the field distributions predict the practicability of the universal plasmonic polarization state analyzer in determining the incident light polarization states.


Polarization Surface plasmon polaritons Optical vortex Dipolar radiation 



The authors acknowledge the support of the Shandong Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 2015ZRB01864.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qi Zhang
    • 1
  • Peiyu Li
    • 1
  • Yanying Li
    • 1
  • Xiaorong Ren
    • 2
  • Shuyun Teng
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.The College of Physics and Electronics, Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optics and Photonic DeviceShandong Normal UniversityJinanChina
  2. 2.The Experiment Management CenterQilu University of TechnologyJinanChina

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