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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 368–370

Thermal tuning of mid-infrared plasmonic antenna arrays using a phase change material

Mikhail A. Kats, Romain Blanchard, Patrice Genevet, Zheng Yang, M. Mumtaz Qazilbash, D. N. Basov, Shriram Ramanathan, and Federico Capasso  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 368-370 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000368


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Abstract

We demonstrate that the resonances of infrared plasmonic antennas can be tuned or switched on/off by taking advantage of the thermally driven insulator-to-metal phase transition in vanadium dioxide (VO2). Y-shaped antennas were fabricated on a 180 nm film of VO2 deposited on a sapphire substrate, and their resonances were shown to depend on the temperature of the VO2 film in proximity of its phase transition, in good agreement with full-wave simulations. We achieved tunability of the resonance wavelength of approximately 10% (>1μm at λ10μm).

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OCIS Codes
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: November 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 2012
Published: January 29, 2013

Citation
Mikhail A. Kats, Romain Blanchard, Patrice Genevet, Zheng Yang, M. Mumtaz Qazilbash, D. N. Basov, Shriram Ramanathan, and Federico Capasso, "Thermal tuning of mid-infrared plasmonic antenna arrays using a phase change material," Opt. Lett. 38, 368-370 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-3-368


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