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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 17089–17096

Nanoscale dielectric-graphene-dielectric tunable infrared waveguide with ultrahigh refractive indices

Bofeng Zhu, Guobin Ren, Siwen Zheng, Zhen Lin, and Shuisheng Jian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 17089-17096 (2013)

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We propose in this paper a dielectric-graphene-dielectric tunable infrared waveguide based on multilayer metamaterials with ultrahigh refractive indices. The waveguide modes with different orders are systematically analyzed with numerical simulations based on both multilayer structures and effective medium approach. The waveguide shows hyperbolic dispersion properties from mid-infrared to far-infrared wavelength, which means the modes with ultrahigh mode indices could be supported in the waveguide. Furthermore, the optical properties of the waveguide modes could be tuned by the biased voltages on graphene layers. The waveguide may have various promising applications in the quantum cascade lasers and bio-sensing.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

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Original Manuscript: May 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2013
Published: July 10, 2013

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Bofeng Zhu, Guobin Ren, Siwen Zheng, Zhen Lin, and Shuisheng Jian, "Nanoscale dielectric-graphene-dielectric tunable infrared waveguide with ultrahigh refractive indices," Opt. Express 21, 17089-17096 (2013)

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