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Title: Geometric Phase Control of Surface Plasmons by Dipole Sources

Geometric phase metasurfaces, as one of the main branches of meta‐optics, have attracted enormous interest in the last two decades. Recently, through rotating a set of subwavelength dipole sources, geometric phase concept has been extended to near‐field regime for the control of surface plasmons (SPs). Despite this progress, puzzles and shortcomings still exist: it is curious that geometric phases equal to once and twice the rotation angle of dipole source are both reported for SP controls, and the control strategies examined thus far only work for a single wavelength. Hereby, a rigorous derivation of the SP excitation of dipole sources upon circularly polarized illumination is performed, and the rotation dependence and in‐plane coordinate correlation of geometric phase control of SPs is clarified. Moreover, a holographic approach is proposed to implement multiplexed geometric phase control, experimentally demonstrating several metalenses that can couple and steer the incident circular polarizations of four wavelengths and two spin directions to different SP focusing beams. This work will pave an avenue toward the development of integrated and multiplexed SP devices.

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Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
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Laser & Photonics Reviews
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National Science Foundation
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