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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3054–3062

Engineered surface Bloch waves in graphene-based hyperbolic metamaterials

Yuanjiang Xiang, Jun Guo, Xiaoyu Dai, Shuangchun Wen, and Dingyuan Tang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3054-3062 (2014)

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A kind of tunable hyperbolic metamaterial (HMM) based on the graphene-dielectric layered structure at near-infrared frequencies is presented, and the engineered surface Bloch waves between graphene-based HMM and isotropic medium are investigated. Our calculations demonstrate that the frequency and frequency range of surface Bloch waves existence can be tuned by varying the Fermi energy of graphene sheets via electrostatic biasing. Moreover, we show that the frequency range of surface Bloch waves existence can be broadened by decreasing the thickness of the dielectric in the graphene-dielectric layered structure or by increasing the layer number of graphene sheets.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: November 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2014
Published: February 3, 2014

Yuanjiang Xiang, Jun Guo, Xiaoyu Dai, Shuangchun Wen, and Dingyuan Tang, "Engineered surface Bloch waves in graphene-based hyperbolic metamaterials," Opt. Express 22, 3054-3062 (2014)

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