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Metamaterial electro-optic switch of nanoscale thickness

Metamaterial electro-optic switch of nanoscale thickness
Metamaterial electro-optic switch of nanoscale thickness
We demonstrate an innovative concept for nanoscale electro-optic switching. It exploits the frequency shift of a narrow-band Fano resonance mode in a plasmonic planar metamaterial induced by a change in the dielectric properties of an adjacent chalcogenide glass layer. An electrically stimulated transition between amorphous and crystalline forms of the glass brings about a 150 nm shift in the near-infrared resonance providing transmission modulation with a contrast ratio of 4:1 in a device of subwavelength thickness.
chalcogenide glasses, dielectric properties, electron spin polarisation, electro-optical switches, metamaterials, photoemission
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Sámson, Z.L.
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MacDonald, K.F.
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De Angelis, F.
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Huang, C.C.
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Di Fabrizio, E.
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Hewak, D.W.
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Sámson, Z.L.
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MacDonald, K.F.
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De Angelis, F.
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Gholipour, Behrad
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Huang, C.C.
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Di Fabrizio, E.
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Hewak, D.W.
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Sámson, Z.L., MacDonald, K.F., De Angelis, F., Gholipour, Behrad, Knight, K., Huang, C.C., Di Fabrizio, E., Hewak, D.W. and Zheludev, N.I. (2010) Metamaterial electro-optic switch of nanoscale thickness Applied Physics Letters, 96, (14), p. 143105.

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We demonstrate an innovative concept for nanoscale electro-optic switching. It exploits the frequency shift of a narrow-band Fano resonance mode in a plasmonic planar metamaterial induced by a change in the dielectric properties of an adjacent chalcogenide glass layer. An electrically stimulated transition between amorphous and crystalline forms of the glass brings about a 150 nm shift in the near-infrared resonance providing transmission modulation with a contrast ratio of 4:1 in a device of subwavelength thickness.

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Published date: 5 April 2010
Keywords: chalcogenide glasses, dielectric properties, electron spin polarisation, electro-optical switches, metamaterials, photoemission
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 148949
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/148949
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: 21b1b6f3-fcf6-4b73-867a-d8ebabedd823
ORCID for K.F. MacDonald: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3877-2976
ORCID for C.C. Huang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3471-2463
ORCID for D.W. Hewak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2093-5773

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Date deposited: 29 Apr 2010 11:24
Last modified: 05 Nov 2017 08:48

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Author: Z.L. Sámson
Author: K.F. MacDonald ORCID iD
Author: F. De Angelis
Author: K. Knight
Author: C.C. Huang ORCID iD
Author: E. Di Fabrizio
Author: D.W. Hewak ORCID iD
Author: N.I. Zheludev

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