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Modulating sub-THz radiation with current in superconducting metamaterial

Modulating sub-THz radiation with current in superconducting metamaterial
Modulating sub-THz radiation with current in superconducting metamaterial
We show that subterahertz transmission of the superconducting metamaterial, an interlinked two dimensional network of subwavelength resonators connected by a continuous superconducting wire loop, can be dynamically modulated by passing electrical current through it. We have identified the main mechanisms of modulation that correspond to the suppression of the superconductivity in the network by magnetic field and heat dissipation. Using the metamaterial fabricated from thin niobium film, we were able to demonstrate a transmission modulation depth of up to 45% and a bandwidth of at least 100 kHz. The demonstrated approach may be implemented with other superconducting materials at frequencies below the superconducting gap in the THz and subterahertz bands.
243904-[5pp]
Savinov, V.
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Fedotov, V.A.
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Anlage, S.M.
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de Groot, P.A.J.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Savinov, V.
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Fedotov, V.A.
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Anlage, S.M.
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de Groot, P.A.J.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Savinov, V., Fedotov, V.A., Anlage, S.M., de Groot, P.A.J. and Zheludev, N.I. (2012) Modulating sub-THz radiation with current in superconducting metamaterial. Physical Review Letters, 109 (24), 243904-[5pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.243904).

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We show that subterahertz transmission of the superconducting metamaterial, an interlinked two dimensional network of subwavelength resonators connected by a continuous superconducting wire loop, can be dynamically modulated by passing electrical current through it. We have identified the main mechanisms of modulation that correspond to the suppression of the superconductivity in the network by magnetic field and heat dissipation. Using the metamaterial fabricated from thin niobium film, we were able to demonstrate a transmission modulation depth of up to 45% and a bandwidth of at least 100 kHz. The demonstrated approach may be implemented with other superconducting materials at frequencies below the superconducting gap in the THz and subterahertz bands.

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Published date: 13 November 2012
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre, Physics & Astronomy

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Local EPrints ID: 350038
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/350038
PURE UUID: fd008be1-5fe1-431d-8a32-53153534787e
ORCID for V. Savinov: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7203-7222
ORCID for N.I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 18 Mar 2013 09:59
Last modified: 29 Oct 2019 02:07

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Author: V. Savinov ORCID iD
Author: V.A. Fedotov
Author: S.M. Anlage
Author: P.A.J. de Groot
Author: N.I. Zheludev ORCID iD

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