Chin. Phys. Lett.  2020, Vol. 37 Issue (4): 044205    DOI: 10.1088/0256-307X/37/4/044205
Giant Broadband One Way Transmission Based on Directional Mie Scattering and Asymmetric Grating Diffraction Effects
Xuannan Wu1†, Guanwen Yuan1†, Rui Zhu1, Jicheng Wang3, Fuhua Gao1,4, Feiliang Chen2**, Yidong Hou1,4**
1College of Physics, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064
2Microsystem and Terahertz Research Center, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Chengdu 610299
3School of Science, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122
4Key Laboratory of High Energy Density Physics (Ministry of Education), Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064
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Xuannan Wu, Guanwen Yuan, Rui Zhu et al  2020 Chin. Phys. Lett. 37 044205
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Abstract High performance optical diode-like devices are highly desired in future practical nano-photonic devices with strong directional selectivity. We demonstrate a kind of giant broadband reciprocity optical diode-like devices by simultaneously using the directional Mie scattering effect and the asymmetric grating diffraction effect. The maximum asymmetric subtraction and the asymmetric transmission ratio can reach nearly 100% and 40 dB at specified wavelength, respectively. In a wide waveband from 500 nm to 800 nm, the asymmetric subtraction and the ratio keep larger than 80% and 3.5 dB, respectively, even under oblique incidence. To the best of our knowledge, this is the best one-way-transmission effect observed in the reciprocity optical diode-like devices. In addition, we further demonstrate that this one-way-transmission effect can bring an effective absorption enhancement on gold films. The giant, broadband and angle-insensitive one-way-transmission effect demonstrated here is far beyond the well-known anti-reflection effect in the light-trapping devices and will bring new design philosophy for nano-photonic devices.
Received: 04 November 2019      Published: 24 March 2020
PACS:  42.25.Bs (Wave propagation, transmission and absorption)  
  42.25.Fx (Diffraction and scattering)  
  81.07.Bc (Nanocrystalline materials)  
  81.40.Tv (Optical and dielectric properties related to treatment conditions)  
Fund: Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 11604227.
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