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Catenary optics for achromatic generation of perfect optical angular momentum

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, October 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Catenary optics for achromatic generation of perfect optical angular momentum
Published in
Science Advances, October 2015
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1500396
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Authors

Mingbo Pu, Xiong Li, Xiaoliang Ma, Yanqin Wang, Zeyu Zhao, Changtao Wang, Chenggang Hu, Ping Gao, Cheng Huang, Haoran Ren, Xiangping Li, Fei Qin, Jing Yang, Min Gu, Minghui Hong, Xiangang Luo

Abstract

The catenary is the curve that a free-hanging chain assumes under its own weight, and thought to be a "true mathematical and mechanical form" in architecture by Robert Hooke in the 1670s, with nevertheless no significant phenomena observed in optics. We show that the optical catenary can serve as a unique building block of metasurfaces to produce continuous and linear phase shift covering [0, 2π], a mission that is extremely difficult if not impossible for state-of-the-art technology. Via catenary arrays, planar optical devices are designed and experimentally characterized to generate various kinds of beams carrying orbital angular momentum (OAM). These devices can operate in an ultra-broadband spectrum because the anisotropic modes associated with the spin-orbit interaction are almost independent of the incident light frequency. By combining the optical and topological characteristics, our approach would allow the complete control of photons within a single nanometric layer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 104 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 37%
Student > Master 13 12%
Researcher 11 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 5%
Other 16 15%
Unknown 17 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 39 36%
Engineering 38 35%
Materials Science 5 5%
Computer Science 2 2%
Chemistry 1 <1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 21 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 August 2016.
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#353,149
of 8,166,192 outputs
Outputs from Science Advances
#759
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Outputs of similar age
#16,512
of 241,751 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Advances
#61
of 98 outputs
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