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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 1115–1127

Modulating and tuning the response of metamaterials at the unit cell level

Aloyse Degiron, Jack J. Mock, and David R. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1115-1127 (2007)

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We perform a series of simulations and experiments at microwave frequencies where we dynamically alter the magnetic resonance of one individual split ring resonator by photodoping a piece of low-doped semiconductor positioned within the gap of the resonator. We predict and experimentally achieve a complete suppression of the resonance amplitude using an 815 nm laser source and then briefly consider the problem of tuning the frequency of an SRR by the same method. We also illustrate the metamaterial approach to active electromagnetic devices by implementing a simple yet efficient optical modulator and a three channel dynamical filter.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

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Original Manuscript: December 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

Aloyse Degiron, Jack J. Mock, and David R. Smith, "Modulating and tuning the response of metamaterials at the unit cell level," Opt. Express 15, 1115-1127 (2007)

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