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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 14022–14030

Tunable bulk polaritons of graphene-based hyperbolic metamaterials

Liwei Zhang, Zhengren Zhang, Chaoyang Kang, Bei Cheng, Liang Chen, Xuefeng Yang, Jian Wang, Weibing Li, and Baoji Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 14022-14030 (2014)

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The tunable hyperbolic metamaterial (HMM) based on the graphene-dielectric layered structure at THz frequency is presented, and the surface and bulk polaritons of the graphene-based HMM are theoretically studied. It is found that the dispersions of the polaritons can be tuned by varying the Fermi energy of graphene sheets, the graphene-dielectric layers and the layer number of graphene sheets. In addition, the highly confined bulk polariton mode can be excited and is manifested in an attenuated total reflection configuration as a sharp drop in the reflectance. Such properties can be used in tunable optical reflection modulation with the assistance of bulk polaritons.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: April 28, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2014
Published: May 30, 2014

Liwei Zhang, Zhengren Zhang, Chaoyang Kang, Bei Cheng, Liang Chen, Xuefeng Yang, Jian Wang, Weibing Li, and Baoji Wang, "Tunable bulk polaritons of graphene-based hyperbolic metamaterials," Opt. Express 22, 14022-14030 (2014)

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