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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 31–37

An active hybrid plasmonic metamaterial

Jianqiang Gu, Ranjan Singh, Abul. K. Azad, Jiaguang Han, Antoinette J. Taylor, John F. O’Hara, and Weili Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 31-37 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.000031


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Abstract

We demonstrate an engineered composite film that dynamically switches resonant transmission behavior of terahertz radiation from band-stop to band-pass under appropriate optical pumping. In the absence of pumping, a resonant band-stop behavior is observed arising from metallic split-ring-resonators fabricated on an epitaxial silicon film that was already patterned into a periodic hole-array. Pumping with external infrared light, the silicon film becomes quasi-metallic, damping the planar metamaterial response and enabling a band-pass surface-plasmon resonance through the now conducting hole array. By leveraging two separate types of electromagnetic behaviors simultaneously, this composite chip paves a way for developing unique hybrid planar metamaterials.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2011
Published: December 1, 2011

Citation
Jianqiang Gu, Ranjan Singh, Abul. K. Azad, Jiaguang Han, Antoinette J. Taylor, John F. O’Hara, and Weili Zhang, "An active hybrid plasmonic metamaterial," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 31-37 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-1-31


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