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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 1633–1638

Electro-optical control in a plasmonic metamaterial hybridised with a liquid-crystal cell

O. Buchnev, J. Y. Ou, M. Kaczmarek, N. I. Zheludev, and V. A. Fedotov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 1633-1638 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.001633


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate efficient electro-optical control in an active nano-structured plasmonic metamaterial hybridised with a liquid-crystal cell. The hybridisation was achieved by simultaneously replacing the polarizer, transparent electrode and molecular alignment layer of the liquid-crystal cell with the metamaterial nano-structure. With the control signal of only 7 V we have achieved a fivefold hysteresis-free modulation of metamaterial transmission at the wavelength of 1.55 µm.

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OCIS Codes
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: November 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 2012
Published: January 15, 2013

Citation
O. Buchnev, J. Y. Ou, M. Kaczmarek, N. I. Zheludev, and V. A. Fedotov, "Electro-optical control in a plasmonic metamaterial hybridised with a liquid-crystal cell," Opt. Express 21, 1633-1638 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-2-1633


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