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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2008
  • pp: 545–547

Near-infrared metamaterial films with reconfigurable transmissive/reflective properties

Do-Hoon Kwon, Xiande Wang, Zikri Bayraktar, Brian Weiner, and Douglas H. Werner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 6, pp. 545-547 (2008)

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A near-infrared metamaterial design that is reconfigurable between almost completely transmissive and reflective states is presented. The reconfiguration is enabled by tuning the anisotropic nematic liquid crystals used as a spacer layer between two silver nanoplates in a planar doubly periodic metamaterial. The design is optimized for maximum difference in transmittance between the two states by using a genetic algorithm. For a linearly polarized illumination at normal incidence, full-wave electromagnetic analysis predicts that the optimized metamaterial film can change the transmittance between 98.7% and 0.1% at a wavelength of 1.1 μ m .

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OCIS Codes
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: October 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2008
Published: March 5, 2008

Do-Hoon Kwon, Xiande Wang, Zikri Bayraktar, Brian Weiner, and Douglas H. Werner, "Near-infrared metamaterial films with reconfigurable transmissive/reflective properties," Opt. Lett. 33, 545-547 (2008)

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