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Electrically tunable liquid crystal plasmonic metamaterials

Electrically tunable liquid crystal plasmonic metamaterials
Electrically tunable liquid crystal plasmonic metamaterials
We experimentally demonstrate an efficient electrical modulation and control of the near-IR response of liquid crystal (LC) loaded plasmonic metamaterials by exploiting micro-scale volume and (for the first time) nano-scale in-plane LC-switching modes. We also show that in the resulting hybrid optical cell the metamaterial nano-structure can replace all three essential components of an LC device: (i) LC-alignment layer; (ii) transparent electrode and (iii) polarizer; making the hybrid cell more compact than the conventional LC devices and easier to integrate into plasmonic and nano-photonic circuits. The relative ease of on-demand resonant band engineering (i.e. colours) and tailoring reflection/refraction phenomena in metamaterials is particularly appealing for application in emerging, high-resolution display technologies including near-to-eye and virtual retina displays, holographic and 3D imaging
Buchnev, O.
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Ou, J-Y.
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Kaczmarek, M.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Fedotov, V.A.
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Buchnev, O.
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Ou, J-Y.
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Kaczmarek, M.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Fedotov, V.A.
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Buchnev, O., Ou, J-Y., Kaczmarek, M., Zheludev, N.I. and Fedotov, V.A. (2013) Electrically tunable liquid crystal plasmonic metamaterials. 12th European Conference on Liquid Crystals (ECLC 2013), Greece. 22 - 27 Sep 2013.

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We experimentally demonstrate an efficient electrical modulation and control of the near-IR response of liquid crystal (LC) loaded plasmonic metamaterials by exploiting micro-scale volume and (for the first time) nano-scale in-plane LC-switching modes. We also show that in the resulting hybrid optical cell the metamaterial nano-structure can replace all three essential components of an LC device: (i) LC-alignment layer; (ii) transparent electrode and (iii) polarizer; making the hybrid cell more compact than the conventional LC devices and easier to integrate into plasmonic and nano-photonic circuits. The relative ease of on-demand resonant band engineering (i.e. colours) and tailoring reflection/refraction phenomena in metamaterials is particularly appealing for application in emerging, high-resolution display technologies including near-to-eye and virtual retina displays, holographic and 3D imaging

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Published date: 2013
Venue - Dates: 12th European Conference on Liquid Crystals (ECLC 2013), Greece, 2013-09-22 - 2013-09-27
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre, Quantum, Light & Matter Group

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Local EPrints ID: 365003
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/365003
PURE UUID: 9f0b5e36-2622-47e5-ba6f-6829778b8485
ORCID for J-Y. Ou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8028-6130
ORCID for N.I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:10

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Author: O. Buchnev
Author: J-Y. Ou ORCID iD
Author: M. Kaczmarek
Author: N.I. Zheludev ORCID iD
Author: V.A. Fedotov

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