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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 2, 2012
  • pp: 397–402

Highly flexible near-infrared metamaterials

G. X. Li, S. M. Chen, W. H. Wong, E. Y. B. Pun, and K. W. Cheah  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 397-402 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.000397


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Abstract

Plasmonic or metamaterial nanostructures are usually fabricated on rigid substrate i.e. glass, silicon. Optical functionality of such kinds of nanostructures is limited by the planar surface and thus sensitive to the incident angle of light. In this work, we demonstrated that a tri-layer flexible metamaterials working at near infrared (NIR) regime can be fabricated on transparent PET substrate using flip chip transfer (FCT) technique. FCT technique is solution-free and can also be applied to fabricate other functional nanostructures device on flexible substrate. We demonstrated NIR metamaterial device can be transformed into various shapes by bending the PET substrate.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2011
Published: December 21, 2011

Citation
G. X. Li, S. M. Chen, W. H. Wong, E. Y. B. Pun, and K. W. Cheah, "Highly flexible near-infrared metamaterials," Opt. Express 20, 397-402 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-1-397


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