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Ultraviolet and visible plasmonic metamaterials made of topological insulator

Ultraviolet and visible plasmonic metamaterials made of topological insulator
Ultraviolet and visible plasmonic metamaterials made of topological insulator
We provide the first demonstration of plasmonic metamaterials made of a semiconducting material, Bi1.5Sb0.5Te1.8Se1.2 (BSTS), which is also known as a topological insulator, working at the UV and visible frequencies where finding a good plasmonic material is extremely challenging. Spectroscopic ellipsometry of the material revealed the existence of negative permittivity in the wavelengths 200 – 670 nm, which is rarely seen at the first absorption edge of semiconductors in nature. The negative permittivity is attributed to the combination of bulk interband transitions and surface contribution of the topologically protected states. Metamaterials fabricated from the BSTS crystal show plasmonic resonances from 350 nm to 550 nm while surface gratings exhibit cathodoluminescence peaks from 230 nm to 1050 nm. This finding of new class of materials with high-frequency plasmonic response could advance plasmonics in view of merging plasmonic functionality with electronics thanks to the nature of the material.
Ou, J-Y.
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So, J.K.
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Adamo, G.
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Sulaev, A.
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Wang, L.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Ou, J-Y.
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So, J.K.
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Adamo, G.
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Sulaev, A.
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Wang, L.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Ou, J-Y., So, J.K., Adamo, G., Sulaev, A., Wang, L. and Zheludev, N.I. (2014) Ultraviolet and visible plasmonic metamaterials made of topological insulator. Photon 14, London, United Kingdom. 01 - 04 Sep 2014.

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Abstract

We provide the first demonstration of plasmonic metamaterials made of a semiconducting material, Bi1.5Sb0.5Te1.8Se1.2 (BSTS), which is also known as a topological insulator, working at the UV and visible frequencies where finding a good plasmonic material is extremely challenging. Spectroscopic ellipsometry of the material revealed the existence of negative permittivity in the wavelengths 200 – 670 nm, which is rarely seen at the first absorption edge of semiconductors in nature. The negative permittivity is attributed to the combination of bulk interband transitions and surface contribution of the topologically protected states. Metamaterials fabricated from the BSTS crystal show plasmonic resonances from 350 nm to 550 nm while surface gratings exhibit cathodoluminescence peaks from 230 nm to 1050 nm. This finding of new class of materials with high-frequency plasmonic response could advance plasmonics in view of merging plasmonic functionality with electronics thanks to the nature of the material.

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Published date: 2014
Venue - Dates: Photon 14, London, United Kingdom, 2014-09-01 - 2014-09-04
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 375894
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375894
PURE UUID: ac3b6c14-4fad-4d21-8eee-fa3b8d0a4d3b
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: 22 Mar 2019 01:36

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Author: J-Y. Ou ORCID iD
Author: J.K. So
Author: G. Adamo
Author: A. Sulaev
Author: L. Wang
Author: N.I. Zheludev ORCID iD

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