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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 17150–17160

Near- and far-field spectroscopic imaging investigation of resonant square-loop infrared metasurfaces

Jeffrey D’ Archangel, Eric Tucker, Ed Kinzel, Eric A. Muller, Hans A. Bechtel, Michael C. Martin, Markus B. Raschke, and Glenn Boreman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 17150-17160 (2013)

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Optical metamaterials have unique properties which result from geometric confinement of the optical conductivity. We developed a series of infrared metasurfaces based on an array of metallic square loop antennas. The far-field absorption spectrum can be designed with resonances across the infrared by scaling the geometric dimensions. We measure the amplitude and phase of the resonant mode as standing wave patterns within the square loops using scattering-scanning near-field optical microscopy (s-SNOM). Further, using a broad-band synchrotron-based FTIR microscope and s-SNOM at the Advanced Light Source, we are able to correlate far-field spectra to near-field modes of the metasurface as the resonance is tuned between samples. The results highlight the importance of multi-modal imaging for the design and characterization of optical metamaterials.

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OCIS Codes
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

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Original Manuscript: April 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2013
Published: July 11, 2013

Jeffrey D’ Archangel, Eric Tucker, Ed Kinzel, Eric A. Muller, Hans A. Bechtel, Michael C. Martin, Markus B. Raschke, and Glenn Boreman, "Near- and far-field spectroscopic imaging investigation of resonant square-loop infrared metasurfaces," Opt. Express 21, 17150-17160 (2013)

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