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On the prehistory of optical metasurfaces


Before the word « metasurface » first appeared, optical elements that were thinner than a wavelength and deflected light in a direction incompatible with Snell’s law already existed. Based on three examples, we review the underlying concepts and their evolution in the past few decades.
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hal-04116111 , version 1 (03-06-2023)



Philippe Lalanne, Pierre Chavel. On the prehistory of optical metasurfaces. Photoniques, 2023, 119, pp.41-45. ⟨10.1051/photon/202311941⟩. ⟨hal-04116111⟩
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