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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 1330–1335

Experimental demonstration of tunable phase in a thermochromic infrared-reflectarray metamaterial

D.J. Shelton, K.R. Coffey, and G. D. Boreman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 1330-1335 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.001330


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Abstract

For the first time, a tunable reflected phase reflectarray is demonstrated in the thermal infrared. This is done using thermochromic VO2 square-patch elements in a reflectarray metamaterial configuration. A sixty degree change in reflected phase is measured using a Twyman-Green interferometer, and FTIR measurements show that the resonance reflection minima shifts from 9.2 to 11.2 μm as the sample is heated from 45 through 65 °C. These results are in agreement with finite-element method simulations using the optical properties of VO2 which are measured by infrared ellipsometry.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: December 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 2009
Published: January 12, 2010

Citation
D. J. Shelton, K. R. Coffey, and G. D. Boreman, "Experimental demonstration of tunable phase in a thermochromic infrared-reflectarray metamaterial," Opt. Express 18, 1330-1335 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-2-1330


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