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Advances in nonlinear and switchable photonic metamaterials

Advances in nonlinear and switchable photonic metamaterials
Advances in nonlinear and switchable photonic metamaterials
Photonic metamaterials first emerged as a paradigm for the development of media with new and unusual electromagnetic properties achieved via sub-wavelength structuring and assuming a continuous, linear response regime. The remarkable pace of development in the field is demonstrated by the fact that we already think of metamaterials more as 'devices' wherein the structuring of plasmonic metals and hybridization with active media brings new functionalities and responses that can be tuneable, switchable or nonlinear.
Here we present recent advances in the experimental development of functional photonic metamaterials. We describe the dramatic enhancement of ultrafast optical nonlinearities, bistable switching and continuous tuning of resonant response characteristics in nanostructured plasmonic metamaterials hybridized with low-dimensional carbon (graphene and carbon nanotubes) and novel (chalcogenide) glasses. The remarkable impact of metamaterial structuring on the optical nonlinearity of pure, thin film gold will also be discussed.
MacDonald, K.F.
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Ren, M.
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Zhang, J.
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Gholipour, B.
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Papasimakis, N.
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Nikolaenko, A.E.
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Shen, Z.X.
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Hewak, D.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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MacDonald, K.F.
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Ren, M.
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Zhang, J.
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Gholipour, B.
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Papasimakis, N.
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Nikolaenko, A.E.
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Shen, Z.X.
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Hewak, D.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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MacDonald, K.F., Ren, M., Zhang, J., Gholipour, B., Papasimakis, N., Nikolaenko, A.E., Shen, Z.X., Hewak, D. and Zheludev, N.I. (2011) Advances in nonlinear and switchable photonic metamaterials At Surface Plasmon Photonics (SPP-5), Korea, Republic of. 15 - 20 May 2011.

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Abstract

Photonic metamaterials first emerged as a paradigm for the development of media with new and unusual electromagnetic properties achieved via sub-wavelength structuring and assuming a continuous, linear response regime. The remarkable pace of development in the field is demonstrated by the fact that we already think of metamaterials more as 'devices' wherein the structuring of plasmonic metals and hybridization with active media brings new functionalities and responses that can be tuneable, switchable or nonlinear.
Here we present recent advances in the experimental development of functional photonic metamaterials. We describe the dramatic enhancement of ultrafast optical nonlinearities, bistable switching and continuous tuning of resonant response characteristics in nanostructured plasmonic metamaterials hybridized with low-dimensional carbon (graphene and carbon nanotubes) and novel (chalcogenide) glasses. The remarkable impact of metamaterial structuring on the optical nonlinearity of pure, thin film gold will also be discussed.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2011
Venue - Dates: Surface Plasmon Photonics (SPP-5), Korea, Republic of, 2011-05-15 - 2011-05-20
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 343053
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343053
PURE UUID: 80e81678-52ee-4930-8740-9c9e605cf491
ORCID for K.F. MacDonald: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3877-2976
ORCID for N. Papasimakis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6347-6466
ORCID for D. Hewak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2093-5773

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Date deposited: 21 Sep 2012 13:42
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:25

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Author: K.F. MacDonald ORCID iD
Author: M. Ren
Author: J. Zhang
Author: B. Gholipour
Author: N. Papasimakis ORCID iD
Author: A.E. Nikolaenko
Author: Z.X. Shen
Author: D. Hewak ORCID iD
Author: N.I. Zheludev

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